Obama Expected to Appoint a CTO

Before being elected as President, Obama promised that his new administration would embrace technology in order to incorporate citizens more into the democratic process. One way he plans to do this is to appoint a Chief Technology Officer (external link) (CTO) to his cabinet "to ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century". Beware that this position will probably only be symbolic, but it's a step in the right direction.

There is a lot of speculation about whom Obama will appoint as CTO, but there is a good chance it will be a Washington outsider. You can read more about the specifics of Obama's "search" for a CTO on CNET (external link). I'm anxious to see who Obama seeks out myself, but there are still over seventy days until his inauguration, so I don't expect that anything will be announced soon.

On a side note, has anyone seen Obama's (external link) website? He must have some brilliant web designers working for him because all his websites look absolutely stunning. Also, how did he get the domain?


  • It is a nice website and I'm sure they had it planned for a while. One he was elected I'm sure he was allowed access to the .gov domian. No idea what the process is with using it though.

    Posted by Matt Oakes (external link) on Mon 10 Nov 2008 at 12:32