Transition Watch: Talk heats up about CTO job description

As well as speculation about who would take the job as the government’s chief technology officer under President-elect Obama, there’s almost as much talk about what the CTO would do once in office, according to the Washington Post.


Ideas include everything from a focus on broad policy issues such as net neutrality and broadband access to a narrower focus on using technology to make government more efficient and transparent, as well for collaborating with the public.


There’s also increasing speculation about whether it will be a cabinet-level job, or one based inside the White House, the Post said.

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