With Mikey Dickerson’s appointment as administrator of the U.S. Digital Service (USDS) over, Matt Cutts of Google has stepped into the role of acting administrator for the agency. Cutts reported on his blog that he previously took a leave of absence from Google to work with the USDS, but now he is making things official. He resigned from Google on Dec. 31, 2016, and was working as USDS engineering director. On Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, he took on the position of acting administrator for the USDS, which looks to redesign the “digital experience” citizens and entrepreneurs have with the federal government.
“The work that the USDS does is critical to the American people, and I’m honored to continue that tradition,” Cutts wrote on his blog.
When asked on Twitter how he felt about working for an agency that may not last long under the Trump administration, Cutts replied:
@scottbuscemi when I look at the great work of the USDS and the bipartisan support, I'm confident that folks appreciate the value of USDS.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) January 19, 2017