The White House has gone shopping for talent in Silicon Valley again. This time, it's plucked David Recordon from Facebook to become its first Director of Information Technology. Before accepting the government position, Recordon served as the social network's engineering director for five years, leading teams behind Facebook's internal productivity, HR and video conferencing tools, among many other projects. As the IT director, he's expected to "build on the Administration's Smarter IT Delivery efforts to ensure that the technology utilized by the White House is efficient, effective, and secure." He also has to "[modernize] software used to collaborate, and [bring] use of new technologies in line with private sector best practices."