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Chris VeinAccording to a status update on his LinkedIn account, former San Francisco Chief Information Officer is now Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

Vein was instrumental in leading San Francisco’s open source and open government efforts, including Open311, an open source procurement policy and the open data initiative DataSF.org. Government Technology magazine named him a ‘Top 25 Dreamers, Doers, and Drivers’ and InformationWeek Magazine cited him as one of the top 50 public sector CIOs of 2009.

Here’s a video interview I did with Vein late last year, and his thoughts on innovation and government: