Feeds

Google's Schmidt not looking for a new job

So who will be America's Next CTO?

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, said he was not interested in becoming chief technology officer for the nation under President Barack Obama.

Obama gained decent support from Silicon Valley and intends to appoint a national CTO to improve the US government's use of technology. He also supports net neutrality, improvements to US patent laws, R&D and extend broadband access.

Schmidt publicly endorsed Obama and supports his plans for more investment in renewable energy but told the New York Times: "I am extremely happy serving the shareholders of Google as the C.E.O., so I have no interest in serving as a government employee."

Schmidt is also a member of Obama's economic transition board, alongside Warren Buffett, Anne Mulcahy of Xerox and others.

He told the paper Google was working to control expenses and had slowed down hiring following the economic crisis.

Even though Schmidt has publicy turned down the chance to be the US' techie in chief, there are plenty of other candidates according to the Silicon Valley rumour mill, with the likes of Bill Joy, Lawrence Lessig, Vint Cerf, Siegfried and Roy or even Dick Cheney.

Informal Register polling on this issue has of course already revealed the readers' favourite - step forward Mr Ted Dziuba. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!
Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?
Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA
Right to be forgotten should apply to Google.com too: EU
And hey - no need to tell the website you've de-listed. That'll make it easier ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
Why CIOs should rethink endpoint data protection in the age of mobility
Assessing trends in data protection, specifically with respect to mobile devices, BYOD, and remote employees.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting against web application threats using SSL
SSL encryption can protect server‐to‐server communications, client devices, cloud resources, and other endpoints in order to help prevent the risk of data loss and losing customer trust.