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The U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Team works to maximize the benefits of technology and data for all Americans. This includes ensuring that the U.S. government can leverage tech and data to effectively deliver services, that U.S. policy is informed by tech and data expertise, and that America continues to lead the world in values-driven technological research and innovation. For example, the CTO Team works to harness the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for the American people while identifying and mitigating its pitfalls. It also works to ensure the U.S. government has the capacity to use data and technology to equitably and efficiently deliver services to achieve key policy priorities. Crucially, the CTO Team coordinates across the U.S. government to establish clear policies governing public and private sector use of technologies, and to ensure all administration policy is tech-informed.
The Office of the U.S. Chief Technology Officer is often called the Tech Team. The team will be led by the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the United States, after a U.S. CTO has been nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The team includes the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office (NAIIO), which advances and coordinates federal work and policy on AI, including expanding access to AI resources to more researchers. The Tech Team also includes the U.S. Chief Data Scientist, whose team works to ensure that data science helps equitably tackle our nation’s biggest challenges.