Federal Government's First Innovator Advocates Database Jujitsu

Michael del Castillo | Upstart Business Journal | September 24, 2012

He goes by many names. By some he is called the federal government’s tech entrepreneur in residence. To others, he is the chief technology officer of the United States. And yet sometimes he goes simply by Park, Todd Park (you know, like Bond). He's the guy who, this past weekend, spoke about hacking government data to use it in ways the government itself may never otherwise consider.

"You basically take data that taxpayers have already paid for and you jujitsu it,” said Todd Park at the Social Good Summit in New York City, according to a CNN report. “Let entrepreneurs tap into this national resource and turn it into awesomeness."