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Are you wondering who President-elect Barack Obama will appoint as the country’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO)? Want to voice your opinion on what their top priorities should be?

Then check out ObamaCTO.org and have your say! The website enables you to create an account, post your idea, comment on other ideas, and vote up to 10 times to help rank the ideas posted.

I’ve noticed some of the ideas posted may not relate to what a CTO might do or be in charge of, but maybe those will get ranked out! Or maybe they could be potential priorities in the future. Who knows? What are some responsibilities of this future CTO? Well, I wish I could tell you, but the “agenda” for Technology page, including information about a CTO, is “not available right now” according to the change.gov website. Oh, the irony!

But the Obama/Biden campaign website has some information still up on this issue of technology and a CTO where they state that:

Obama will appoint the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to ensure that our government and all its agencies have the right infrastructure, policies and services for the 21st century. The CTO will ensure the safety of our networks and will lead an interagency effort, working with chief technology and chief information officers of each of the federal agencies, to ensure that they use best-in-class technologies and share best practices.

Tip o’ the hat to BoingBoing.net for posting about this new website.

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