Federal CTO Todd Park is stepping down and heading to California to undertake another challenge for the White House. (Thomas Brown/Staff)
Federal chief technology officer Todd Park will be stepping down from his position by the end of the month, according to an administration official familiar with the matter. He is moving to Silicon Valley, California, where his new administration position will be to help recruit top IT talent and provide real-time guidance on cutting edge IT questions, according to the source.
The move was planned for some time and after repeated extensions of his tour of duty in Washington. An official announcement is expected soon.
Park helped build the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program—which brought in IT experts and innovators to help disrupt and improve government technology and process—and helped launch the General Services Administration’s 18F, a digital incubator.
He began his career as the CTO of the Health and Human Services Department before being appointed to replace former CTO Aneesh Chopra in 2012.