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White House Names Google Exec Chief Technology Officer

As expected, Google’s Megan Smith has been named country’s next chief technology officer. Among other attributes, “Smith … has a record of focusing on digital inclusiveness,” The Washington Post reports. “Before Google, she was the CEO of the online LGBT community PlanetOut … And she has worked to bring more women in the engineering and technology fields.” Also on Thursday, The White House named former Twitter lawyer Alexander Macgillivray as deputy U.S. CTO. Thus, “President Obama gets a pair of widely respected technology world figures, both steeped in the workings of some of Silicon Valley's biggest and highest-profile companies.”

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