OSTP loses another deputy CTO

Tuesday - 1/11/2011, 7:11am EST

By Jason Miller
Executive Editor
Federal News Radio

The Office of Science and Technology Policy lost their second high-ranking official in less than a month.

Beth Noveck, the federal deputy chief technology officer for open government, left her position at the end of 2010.

She joins Andrew McLaughlin, who left Dec. 23 to start his own business, as the second deputy CTO to leave the administration. McLaughlin was the deputy CTO for Internet policy.

Noveck returned to New York Law School where she will be a professor, director of the Institute of Information Law and Policy and the director of the Democracy Design Workshop.

"Beth has been a tireless advocate for opening the federal government to greater collaboration and public participation," said Phil Larson, a spokesman for OSTP in an e-mailed statement. "She has helped to develop significant advancements in the administration's efforts to utilize technology to break down the barriers between the American public and their government. We are sorry to see her go, and wish her all the best in her next endeavors."

Noveck led the administration's open government initiative from the beginning. She developed and coordinated how agencies development and implementation of transparency and open government plans.

She also worked on changing the a long-standing federal policy toward Web cookies.

She also was part of the Obama transition team for innovation, technology and government reform.

Before joining the White House, Noveck worked at the New York Law School, and wrote "Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful."

Larson did not say who would replace Noveck.

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