Biden Appoints David Recordon as Next White House CTO

On January 20, Joe Biden is officially scheduled to take over as president from the United States and Before that, members of the White House team introduce themselves to the public.

This time, it's two tech executives those who will serve in the incoming administration, who have already served in the White House during the term of Barack Obama.

David recordon (an open source specialist and one of the OpenId and oAuth developers) will be the technology director of the Office of Management and Administration(Office of Management and Administration) of the White House, and Austin Lin will be his alternate.

Recordon and Lin held positions in the Chan Zuckerberg InitiativeBesides, they also have in common having worked on Facebook.

David Recordon was Facebook's chief engineering officer, There he led Facebook's open source initiatives and projects, but also Phabricator, a suite of code review web applications, which Facebook used for its own development.

The engineer also directed the Cassandra project, the Apache open source distributed database management system, HipHop, PHP to C ++ source code translator, as well as Apache Thrift, software for the development of scalable multilingual services.

The Office of Management and Administration is usually an internal office of the White House It oversees operations and the technology works within it to meet the needs of the executive office of the president. But it appears that the incoming Biden administration may expand Recordon and Lin's roles to encompass more government than in previous administrations.

“In addition, technology leaders will play an important role in rebuilding trust in the federal government by fostering collaboration to further secure America's cyber interests. The diverse, experienced, and talented individuals on these teams demonstrate that the President and Vice President-elect are building an administration that looks like America and is ready to deliver results to the American people from day one. «Says a statement from the Biden-Harris transition team.

Under the Obama administration, Recordon worked with the Digital Service before becoming the White House's first chief information officer. In administration, he worked on IT modernization and cybersecurity issues, according to the statement. He was deputy technical director of the Biden-Harris transition team.

“Our nation faces urgent challenges and we are building a team that will be ready to meet them from day one. In addition to working with organizations and communities, these consummate public servants are at the forefront of collaboration within government. They will lead initiatives ranging from policy and process development to meeting our cybersecurity needs with a government-wide response. Together, they fuel the daily work to rebuild our nation better than ever. I am proud to see you serving the American people in the White House, ”said Joe Biden.

In celebrating his new position on LinkedIn, Recordon wrote:

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the White House leadership team of the Biden-Harris administration and I am delighted to rebuild the past and create new relationships with the incredible teams of career civil servants, active duty military and intelligence professionals who work day after day on such an important set of missions. The pandemic and ongoing cybersecurity attacks present new challenges for the entire Executive Office of the President, but I know these teams can safely conquer together. «

David Recordon will face enormous challenges, Among other things, the engineer will have to help solve technological problems such as net neutrality, the regulation of high-tech companies, the expansion of broadband and the way in which the administration is mastering next-generation technologies such as the facial recognition, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.

Lin was deputy director of information technology and associate director of operations in the White House during the term of Barack Obama.


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