September 04, 2014

WASHINGTON – Dean Garfield, the President and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the preeminent advocacy organization representing 58 of the world’s leading technology companies, issued the following statement today on the president’s appointment of Megan Smith to be the next Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States:

“One of the President’s ongoing priorities is to improve how citizens interact with their government and to make government operate more responsively and efficiently through technology.  In her new role, Megan Smith brings with her a Silicon Valley ‘art of the possible’ approach to innovation challenges and a wealth of experience that will be invaluable in the CTO position.  A driving force behind making the tech industry more inclusive, we hope she will continue to be a role model for others to follow and we look forward to working with her.”  

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