Earlier today, The White House Blog announced Todd Park as our nation’s second Federal Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Park has served as CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) since 2009.
At HHS, Park assumed the role of “entrepreneur in residence” and spearheaded the first Heath Data Initiative Forum (Health Datapalooza) as well as the creation of HealthCare.gov.
“I’m very excited that President Obama today is appointing Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer, with the important task of applying the newest technology and latest advances to make the Federal government work better for the American people,” wrote John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Park recently spoke at a WashingtonExec roundtable event about using “the mindset of a lean startup” in the federal government.
Read Park’s latest interview on WashingtonExec regarding the important lessons he learned in the private sector that guide him as a public sector executive, as well as his view on mobility in government.
Aneesh Chopra served as the first Federal CTO until January of this year. He is now rumored to have plans to run for lieutenant governor of Virginia. Read on here.
“The president couldn’t have made a better choice. Todd is an entrepreneur and open data innovator. He will scale up the best of the President’s open innovation agenda. On a personal note, he is like family to me. I could not be happier for him and the country,” Aneesh Chopra told WashingtonExec.