2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Todd Park

Todd Park

Name: Todd Park
Title: U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Agency: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

The hacker evangelist. Park, who became federal CTO in March 2012, has been a cheerleader for innovation in government and an ambassador to the non-federal tech communities. Known for his on-stage enthusiasm — "awesomeness" is a favorite noun, "kick-ass" a preferred adjective — Park has also brought tangible progress with the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, which has advanced the Blue Button initiative, developed the MyUSA portal and recently unveiled a beta of the RFP-EZ tool for smaller procurement projects. Under Park’s direction, one agency executive said, several of those projects are poised "to deliver breakneck-speed innovations to government."

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