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White House taps Silicon Valley veteran Jason Goldman as first-ever Chief Digital Officer

By Shawn Knight
Mar 24, 2015
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    President Barack Obama on Tuesday appointed Jason Goldman to serve as the country’s first ever Chief Digital Officer. Goldman, whose resume includes stints at Blogger, Google, Medium and Twitter, will take over the White House’s digital outreach efforts previously managed by former senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer.

    In a post on Medium, Goldman said he didn’t expect a job offer when he started talking with the White House a few months ago about its social media strategy. But when offered the gig, he accepted and said it would be an honor (as well as an incredible challenge).

    Speaking of, his job (which begins April 6) will be to help create more meaningful online engagement between government and American citizens. Goldman pointed to existing efforts such as Reddit AMAs, Big Block of Cheese Day and We the People as examples of social outreach efforts that have proven successful thus far. He said he looks forward to expanding on those conversations and finding ways to help better define them.

    Obama said Goldman brings new energy and coveted expertise as someone who has helped shape the digital age.

    Goldman joins a growing list of Silicon Valley veterans that have since made their way to Washington. Google’s former CTO Megan Smith accepted the same position for the White House last September and just days ago, top Facebook engineer David Recordon became the very first Director of Information Technology.

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  2. The Chad

    The Chad TS Enthusiast Posts: 23   +7

    Yeah another ***** to work in Washington and be paid for by the tax payer. Net neutrality boy gotta love it. New Whitehouse position new taxes coming to are internet bill, Governments ability to say what is or isn't allowable on the net. A whole division of people scouring the internet for whatever the Obama administration considers hate speech, regulating the building and advancement of land based and cellular online access. I wish the government could just give us all houses and clothes and cars and make everything fair.... I mean communist Russia seemed like such a happy place to live cause everything was equal and fairly distributed by their government. I only hope Obama can become supreme ruler of America because his fight for fairness and equality is working so well, and he is such a master at global politics. His compassion for the Muslims Christians Gays and women being slaughtered by ISIS is cool. Iran's supreme ruler on TV chanting with an audience Death to America that's fine too. But Netanyahu coming here before his election and the things he said are evil and Interfering with an election, How dare him use America in an election. But Obama sending a team of political advisers and tons of money that's fine doesn't interfere with anything. Well actually it didn't, Obamas people used the same exit poll strategy of there's no way Netanyahu can come back from this unsurmountable lead the other party has in exit polling, then Netanyahu WINS by a very large margin. This is how they tried to play the last mid term election here to and Obama failed there also. Well Obama did say he would expand the federal government by hook or by crook and he is keeping his promise, I hope all you young *****s that support Obama like it when your told what to eat what to wear, where you may live and what you can own, its coming and you all swallowed it hook line and sinker. Have A Nice Day.
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,555   +2,361

    Techspot writers should lead certain types of articles with trigger warnings.
     
  4. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 304   +154

    Peter Russo? I thought they killed him off in the first season?
     

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