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Obama Names Ex-Google Exec As White House Tech Adviser

Law360, Los Angeles (September 4, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday named former Google Inc. executive Megan Smith as the White House's new chief technology officer and ex-Google, Twitter Inc. and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati attorney Alexander Macgillivray as its new deputy CTO, according to a White House statement.

Smith, who succeeds departing CTO Todd Park and is also serving as assistant to the president, will be responsible for guiding the White House's information technology policy and initiatives and improving information and communications technologies throughout the U.S. economy.

According to Smith's...
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