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Former U.S. CTO Todd Park speaks at a FedScoop event in 2014. (FedScoop)

What, exactly, is a U.S. CTO?

A look back at the relatively short history of the White House's chief technology officer role and accomplishments of the first four people to hold it.
Blake Farenthold. (House Oversight and Government Reform Committee / Flickr)

OPEN Government Data Act to get another chance

Legislation setting a presumption that all government information should be published as open, machine-readable data is back with bipartisan support in the House.
President Barack Obama participates in an onstage interivew at the South by Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas, Friday. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Obama’s call to the country: We need you to code

President Barack Obama made his plea to the crowd at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference Friday: Come help the government solve its technology problems.

IT reform bill passes the House…again

After passage three months ago, the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, passed the House again May 22 as an amendment to the 2015 National…