President Obama announced this morning that Jason Goldman, a longtime tech industry executive best known for his work alongside Ev Williams during the formative years of products such as Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, has been named the White House's first-ever "Chief Digital Officer." The news was first reported by Politico. Goldman will be overseeing the White House's digital outreach and leading its Office of Digital Strategy, expanding upon the duties previously spearheaded by erstwhile Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer. “Goldman brings new energy and coveted expertise as someone who’s helped shape the digital age," Obama said in a quote to Politico. He is the latest in a string of tech industry stars to join the public policy field in recent months: Former Google exec Megan Smith was tapped to serve as the White House's CTO this past fall, and last week senior Facebook engineer David Recordon joined the White House to serve as its director of IT.
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