Google CEO not interested in Tech Czar position
The job, as CTO, will be a large role to fill. Obama hopes the new CTO will be able to "ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century," plus protecting the security of .gov computer networks.
Schmidt seemed to fit well in both the position as CTO and as an advisor, as his and Obama's ideas about technology and finance mesh relatively well. Obama and Schmidt believe in the potential of green technology for its impact on both the environment and the economy. Ideas such as using laid-off workers in Michigan to help build batteries to use in hybrid vehicles could perhaps be one of the stepping stones necessary in the road to economic turn around.
So the question remains, who will be up to the task? Will it be Internet pioneer Vint Cerf, or perhaps Chairman of the FCC, Reed Hundt?