President Trump reveals nomination for chief technology officer

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:31 AM PT — Friday, March 22, 2019

President Trump recently revealed his nominee to fill the role as the administration’s first chief technology officer.

In a statement Thursday, the White House announced 32-year-old Michael Kratsios has been tapped to take on the position.

Michael Kratsios at the State of the Net Conference 2019 at the Newseum in Washington on Jan. 29, 2019. (Photo/MICHAEL BROCHSTEIN/AP)

Kratsios previously served as the deputy U.S. chief technology officer and deputy assistant to the president for technology policy since 2017.

According to the White House, he has played a key role in policies such as 5G expansion, broadband, artificial intelligence and drone usage.

If confirmed he is expected to fill the CTO position that has been vacant since the beginning of the Trump administration.

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