Macgillivray Returns to White House OSTP Role

Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO picked up this news of the return of Alexander Macgillivray to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Macgillivray had previously served in the same role of deputy Chief Technology Officer under the Obama administration. He has also served in private sector roles as deputy general counsel at Google and general counsel at Twitter.

Great news!

Alexander Macgillivray, @amac46 a technology law and policy expert, has rejoined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy @WHOSTP to serve as principal deputy U.S. chief technology officer #science #Tech

— Todd Carpenter (@TAC_NISO) December 27, 2021

From his personal Twitter account, discussing his new role, Macgillivray tweeted out the following:

Growing the tech team is my first priority. We’re looking for more folks like our amazing Chief Data Scientist @deniceross46 & National AI Initiative Director Dr. Lynne Parker. 3/4

— Alexander Macgillivray (@amac46) December 21, 2021