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Todd Park: President Obama's Tech 'Entrepreneur-In-Residence'

Staff Writer | The Takeaway | February 5, 2013

Congress created the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976, but Barack Obama was the first president to appoint a White House chief technology officer. In 2012, Todd Park became the second person to hold the position. Read More »

Too Awesome: Federal CTO Todd Park 'joins' GovLoop!

Steve Ressler | GovLoop | August 21, 2012

...last Friday I was honored to spend time with Todd Park and his staff, talking about the power of collaboration within government. It was music to my ears as he discussed how much power government had within its own agencies and employees.  He talked about the need to improve the sharing of best practices, ideas, and connecting the innovators.

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U.K. Official Urges U.S. Government To Adopt A Digital Core

Elise Hu | NPR | October 23, 2013

When he read about the technical failures plaguing, Mike Bracken said it felt like a real-life version of the movie Groundhog Day. During the past decade, the government in the United Kingdom faced a string of public, embarrassing and costly IT failures. Finally, a monster technical fiasco — a failed upgrade for the National Health Service — led to an overhaul of the way the British government approached technology. Read More »

U.S. CTO seeks to scale Agile Thinking and Open Data across the Federal Government

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | May 29, 2012

In the 21st century, federal government must go mobile, putting government services and information at the fingertips of citizens, said United States Chief Technology Officer Todd Park in a recent wide-ranging interview. "That's the first digital government result, outcome, and objective that's desired." Read More »

U.S. CTO Todd Park Out To Spur Entrepreneurship With Data “Jujitsu”

Robert Buderi | Xconomy | September 10, 2012

The chief technology officer of a company can have a wide range of responsibilities—from overseeing development of innovative new products to making sure servers stay up. But what about the chief technology officer of the United States of America? Read More »

U.S. CTO Todd Park: 3 Ingredients For A Private-Sector Mentality In Government

Sarah Richey | Government Technology | October 4, 2012

There has been much discussion in government recently about the concept of bringing a private-sector mentality to government, an idea that conceivably could foster more innovation and flexibility than in the past. Read More »

U.S. Publishes New “Open Data Action Plan,” Announces New Data Releases

Alexander Howard | E Pluribus Unum | May 9, 2014

On the one year anniversary of President Barack Obama’s historic executive order to open up more government data, U.S. chief information officer Steven VanRoekel and U.S. chief technology officer Todd Park described “continued progress and plans for open government data” at the blog....

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U.S. Tech Team Tries To Attract Developers To Government, Pledges To Use Open Data

Sean Ludwig | VentureBeat | May 23, 2012

The CTO and CIO of the U.S. government have announced a new digital roadmap for the U.S. that encourages the further use of open data, and tries to inspire developers to work for the government. Read More »

U.S.-India Joint Commission on Science and Technology Cooperation Announces Accomplishments

Brand Niemann | AOLGovernment | June 12, 2012

Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Minister Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh from the India Ministry of Science, Technology and Earth Sciences, led the second U.S.-India Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation on Monday in Washington, D.C.

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US CIO Steven Vanroekel Steps Down

Jack Moore | | September 19, 2014

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel is unexpectedly departing his post at the White House today to join the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Ebola response team.  In his new role as USAID chief innovation officer, VanRoekel will be responsible for advising the agency on using technology and data in its response to the epidemic...

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VA Appoints Entrepreneur As New Chief Technology Officer

Press Release | The Federal Savings Bank (FSB), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) | August 4, 2013

The Federal Savings Bank, an institution specialized in veteran loans, echoes news of the positive efforts made by the Department of Veteran Affairs to reduce the disability claims backlog. Read More »

VA CTO Peter Levin Details New White House Tech Council

Katelyn Noland | ExecutiveGov | April 11, 2012

The White House is set to launch a new federal technology council tasked with sharing insight into how to solve government-wide problems, Nextgov reports. Read More »

Veterans Affairs Department Appoints New CTO

Elena Malykhina | InformationWeek | July 30, 2013

New CTO Marina Martin broke fresh ground as an entrepreneur in government, a Presidential Innovation Fellow and as senior adviser to federal CTO Todd Park. Read More »

Washington Debrief: Is Meaningful Use In Danger?

Jeff Smith | Healthcare Informatics | September 8, 2014

...More groups weighed-in on the new meaningful use (MU) rule, allowing providers to meet MU through alternative pathways in 2014. Concerns mount over full-year EHR reporting period coming Oct. 1, 2014...

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Washington Makes An Appeal To New York Tech Entrepreneurs

April Joyner | Inc. | October 10, 2012

Todd Park, the chief technology officer of the U.S., sought to prove at the New York Tech Meetup that, yes, the White House is becoming more tech savvy. Read More »