Home / News

Vint Cerf Short Listed as Obama's Chief Technology Officer, Say Washington Insiders

The proposed Technology Plan of U.S presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama includes a section titled "Bring Government into the 21st Century" which aims at using technology to reform U.S. government and enhancing the exchange of information between the federal government and citizens while ensuring the security of the nation's networks.

As part of this objective, the Technology Plan also includes the appointment of the country's first Chief Technology Officer (CTO) whose mandate will be to ensure the safety of the networks, use of best-in-class technologies, and to oversee a job-creating national broadband buildout.

Tom Lowry of BusinessWeek reports: "Among the candidates who would be considered for the job, say Washington insiders, are Vint Cerf, Google's (GOOG) "chief internet evangelist," who is often cited as one of the fathers of the Internet; Microsoft (MSFT) chief executive officer Steve Ballmer; Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeffrey Bezos; and Ed Felten, a prominent professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University"

Read full story: BusinessWeek

Related topics: Access Providers, Broadband, Net Neutrality, Policy & Regulation, Security, Telecom

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:

Comments

Doesn't sound realistic Veni Markovski  –  Oct 21, 2008 12:19 PM PST

Whoever has given the information to Tom Lowry, must have been joking.

Vint Cerf - YES Howard Hoffman  –  Oct 21, 2008 5:46 PM PST

Vint would be an outstanding choice.

To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News

Topics

Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Domain Name .Africa Faces Hurdles - Q&A with Sophia Bekele

Q3 2014 DDoS Trends: Attacks Exceeding 10 Gbps on the Rise

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host About DDoS

Afilias Partners With Internet Society to Sponsor Deploy360 ION Conference Series Through 2016

Neustar to Build Multiple Tbps DDoS Mitigation Platform

The Latest Internet Plague: Random Subdomain Attacks

Digging Deep Into DNS Data Discloses Damaging Domains

New gTLDs and Best Practices for Domain Management Policies (Video)

Nominum Announces Future Ready DNS

New from Verisign Labs - Measuring Privacy Disclosures in URL Query Strings

Video Interviews from ICANN 50 in London

DotConnectAfrica Delegates Attend the Kenya Internet Governance Forum

Neustar to Launch usTLD Stakeholder Council

3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host about Lowering DDoS Risks

Continuing to Work in the Public Interest

Verisign Named to the OTA's 2014 Online Trust Honor Roll

4 Minutes Vs. 4 Hours: A Responder Explains Emergency DDoS Mitigation

Dyn Acquires Internet Intelligence Company, Renesys

Tips to Address New FFIEC DDoS Requirements

Smokescreening: Data Theft Makes DDoS More Dangerous

Sponsored Topics

Minds + Machines

Top-Level Domains

Sponsored by
Minds + Machines
dotMobi

Mobile

Sponsored by
dotMobi
Verisign

Security

Sponsored by
Verisign
Afilias

DNSSEC

Sponsored by
Afilias