President Barack Obama will appoint HHS Chief Technology Officer Todd Park as the new federal CTO. Park, who oversaw technology for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, replaces Aneesh Chopra, the first to hold the post.

Confirmed by the White House in a blog post on Friday, the White House noted that Park 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," said the blog.

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