Just weeks after Aneesh Chopra resigned
as the U.S.’s first federal Chief Technology Officer after a three-year stint, a new man has stepped into the role. Todd Park, who has most recently served as the CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is our new federal CTO.
In a White House blog post announcing Park’s arrival, John P. Holdren mentions his past achievements as U.S. DoH CTO:
He led the successful execution of an array of breakthrough initiatives, including the creation of HealthCare.gov, the first website to provide consumers with a comprehensive inventory of public and private health insurance plans available across the Nation by zip code in a single, easy-to-use tool.
During his tenure as federal CTO, Chopra also performed the duties of Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director for Technology. Park apparently will not follow suit. Instead, Tom Power, the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications, will fill that office in an interim role until a permanent replacement is appointed.
Good luck to Mr. Park in this prestigious and important job.