Chris Vein is the newly minted deputy United States chief technology officer for government innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. As reported by Fast Company last month, Vein headed to the White House from San Francisco, where he served as the city’s chief information technology officer. Vein takes on the portfolio from now departed deputy CTO for open government Beth Noveck, along with the @OpenGov Twitter account. Vein was a supporter of both open source and open data while at San Francisco; it’s reasonable to expect that will continue in his new role.
- SF CIO Heads to White House as Deputy CTO for Innovation (fastcompany.com)
- Transit data as open government fuel for economic growth (gov20.govfresh.com)
- Feds Pick San Francisco CIO To Push Innovation (informationweek.com)
- Beth Noveck testifies in Canadian Parliament on why open government matters (gov20.govfresh.com)