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Obama picks Google exec as deputy CTO

Aneesh Chopra, federal chief technology officer, is about to get some help. President Obama has picked Andrew McLaughlin, currently head of public policy for Google, to be Chopra's deputy.

According to a New York Times report, McLaughin is at least the third Google alumnus to join the administration. Google CEO Eric Schmidt is an Obama adviser and a member of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, while Sonal Shah, former head of global development at Google.org, now heads the White House Office of Social Innovation.

The Times reported that the White House has not formally announced McLaughlin's appointment.

Posted by Michael Hardy on Jun 02, 2009 at 12:12 PM


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