Matthew Cutts

Administrator, USDS

Administrator, U.S. Digital Service

Cutts is a prime example of the kind of tech talent the government tries so hard to attract. Formerly the head of the webspam team at Google, Cutts joined government to lead the White House team on an acting basis in January 2017. He got the official nod in October 2018. His experience both inside and outside government means he’s great at helping other technologists bridge that gap. “For people who come directly from the technology industry, government can be a bit of a culture shock,” he told FedScoop. “The gravity feels a little different in D.C. compared to the technology industry. So finding ways to help people make that transition is critical.”

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He has written extensively about ransomware, election security, and the federal government's role in assisting states, localities and higher education institutions with information security.

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