Google Exec Megan Smith Named America’s Next CTO

Sep 4, 2014 apple, facebook, google, 0 Comments


The White House tabbed Google executive Megan Smith on Thursday to be the next United States Chief Technology Officer, who will report directly to President Barack Obama.

In a related announcement, the former general counsel for Twitter, Alexander Macgillivray, was named the Deputy CTO under Smith.

“Megan has spent her career leading talented teams and taking cutting-edge technology and innovation initiatives from concept to design to deployment,” President Obama said in a statement. “I am confident that in her new role as America’s Chief Technology Officer, she will put her long record of leadership and exceptional skills to work on behalf of the American people. I am grateful for her commitment to serve, and I look forward to working with her and with our new Deputy U.S. CTO, Alexander Macgillivray, in the weeks and months ahead.”

Macgillivray once worked at Google, also, which raises some eyebrows, considering both new appointments have connections with the same tech company. Other tech companies, like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook, might not appreciate all the Google love.

These two positions are obviously the most visible tech jobs in government, but they are mostly advisory roles, with help on policy.


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