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Chief Technology OfficerGrade
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The Promise: "Will appoint the nation's first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century."
When/Where: Obama-Biden Plan for Science and Innovation dated 09/25/08
Source: http://www.faseb.org/portals/0/pdfs/opa/2008/ObamaFactSheetScience.pdf
Status:Obama's nominee, Aneesh Chopra, formerly the Secretary of Technology for Virginia, required Senate confirmation which was rendered 05/21/09. Mr. Chopra resigned from his position as the first first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on 02/08/12 to run for political office in Virginia.

Mr. Chopra was replaced by Mr. Todd Park who served as the second CTO from 03/01/12 to 08/28/14.

The third CTO is Ms. Megan J. Smith, appointed on 09/04/14 and who remains as incumbent.

This promise was fulfilled.
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