President Barack Obama is appointing HHS Chief Technology Officer Todd Park as the new federal chief technology officer, the White House announced Friday.
In a blog post announcing the appointment, the White House said Park has served as a "hugely energetic force for positive change." at HHS. "He led the successful execution of an array of breakthrough initiatives, including the creation of HealthCare.gov, the first website to provide consumers with a comprehensive inventory of public and private health insurance plans available across the nation by ZIP code in a single, easy-to-use tool," the White House said. Park succeeds Aneesh Chopra, the first federal CTO, who stepped down from that position earlier this year.