The Biden transition team has selected David Recordon as the next White House Director of Technology.
Recordon is well-known in the open source community. He is one of the developers behind OpenId and oAuth, he has served as Engineering Director at Facebook and even served as the first Director of White House Information Technology under President Obama.
Recordon made the announcement of his appointment on LinkedIn:
I’m honored to have the opportunity to join the Biden-Harris administration’s White House senior team and am excited to both rebuild past and create new relationships with the incredible teams of career civil servants, active duty military members, and intelligence professionals who make technology work day in and day out for such an important set of missions. The pandemic and ongoing cyber security attacks present new challenges for the entire Executive Office of the President, but ones I know that these teams can conquer in a safe and secure manner together.
Give his vast, and prior, experience, it’s a safe bet Recordon will be well-equipped for his new role.