Obama Taps Ex-Microsoft Exec For Federal CIO

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A former executive at Microsoft Corp. will step up as the new head of the Obama administration’s Internet technology office, the White House announced Thursday.

Steven VanRoekel, who served in the upper rungs of Microsoft for 15 years, was selected by President Barack Obama to take over as federal chief information officer at the White House Office of Electronic Government, which handles citizen and business interaction with government via the Web.

The move is part of an ongoing reorganization at the White House this year....
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