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2/21/2008
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Mitch Wagner
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Obama Would Put A CTO In The Cabinet

Barack Obama plans to unveil his IT strategy, which will include making the job of federal chief technology officer a Cabinet-level position. He also wants to mandate open government meetings streamed over broadband and favors net neutrality.

Barack Obama plans to unveil his IT strategy, which will include making the job of federal chief technology officer a Cabinet-level position. He also wants to mandate open government meetings streamed over broadband and favors net neutrality.

VentureBeat:

The CTO's mandate would be quite different from the Cybersecurity czar appointed under the Bush Administration. Bush's czar helped defend against cyberattacks. Obama's CTO, by contrast, would ensure government officials hold open meetings, broadcast live webcasts of those meetings, and use blogging software, wikis and open comments to communicate policies with Americans, according to the plan.

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