America's CTO steps down to become government adviser in Silicon Valley

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Billy Steele
August 28, 2014 2:56 PM
America's CTO steps down to become government adviser in Silicon Valley

Reports circulated last week that the US Chief Technical Officer would step down soon, and now the White House has confirmed the news to Wired. Todd Park, the man who led the charge to retool the government's use of tech, will remain an adviser to the administration from Silicon Valley, where he'll work to reboot the federal government's IT systems. "Todd has been, and will continue to be, a key member of my administration," President Barack Obama told the site in a statement. Prior to his post as US CTO, he worked under the same title for the Department of Health and Human Services. Park oversaw the much-maligned relaunch of Healthcare.gov and hired some of the Valley's talent to government positions. Family reasons were cited as the main cause for the move as Park and his wife sought to relocate back to the San Francisco area.

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America's CTO steps down to become government adviser in Silicon Valley