Dennis Ross, an information and technology policy expert, has been named the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Technology Capability.
Ross assumed the role earlier on May 16 after previously serving as the United States’ chief data scientist, according to a White House spokesman.
Following her new appointment, the Biden administration named Dominique Duval-Diop as the incoming US chief data scientist. She is a former Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was previously the US Deputy Chief Information Scientist.
Ross’s appointment follows the departure of Lynne Parker, who left in August of last year as the embattled deputy chief technology officer and director of the Office of National AI Initiatives at the White House.
The Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. Technology Capability role sits in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House, and Ross will be responsible for enabling greater openness in government at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels. Effective and fair.
Ross is a fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact and Innovation, where she supports the Schmidt Futures Data Collaborative portfolio, which focuses on disaster response and opioids/addiction from the Decade Count and climate change.
Prior to this, Ross worked in a data leadership role at the nonprofit New America and spent time in government as a senior advisor to the Office of Management and Budget and a Presidential Innovation Fellow.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment on her appointment.