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Fortune reports that Google executive Megan Smith will replace U.S. CTO Todd Park.

Megan Smith's new job as U.S. chief technology officer is all but a done deal, according to Fortune.

Citing sources familiar with the situation, the magazine's website reported that the White House will make the announcement once Smith, vice president of Google X, finishes her security vetting. Fortune reported last week that Alex Macgillivray, a former executive at Twitter and Google, was also being considered for the position.

Smith would be the third person and first woman to hold the CTO role. Todd Park, who has been the chief technologist since March 2012, announced last week that he will be stepping down and moving back to California to work as part of the White House team recruiting tech talent to the federal government.

Bloomberg reported last week that Smith was a top candidate for the role.

Posted by Colby Hochmuth on Sep 02, 2014 at 1:18 PM


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