President Obama Names Todd Park As U.S. CTO
President Barack Obama has appointed Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer. For about three years, Todd has served as CTO of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Park oversaw the creation of HealthCare.gov, the first website to provide consumers with inventory of public and private health insurance plans available across the country by zip code in an easy-to-use tool.
President Obama created the CTO position on his first full day in office to help modernize a federal government that was relying too heavily on 20th century technology. As the CTO, Park will continue the work of Aneesh Chopra. who stepped down last month after thee years on the job.