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Chief Technology OfficerGrade
AP-6 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
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.

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 was Ms. Megan J. Smith, a former Google Vice President, appointed on 09/04/14. She remained as incumbent CTO until the end of the Obama Administration on 01/20/17.

This promise was fulfilled.