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National Archives gets its first Chief Innovation Officer


Washington, DC – The National Archives has named Pamela Wright as its first-ever chief innovation officer, a position created to find new technological ways to share the agency’s plethora of historical documents and records with the public.

Wright, who represents the National Archives on the White House Open Government Working Group, plans to launch what she calls an “Innovation Hub,” focused on developing collaborative projects, public challenges and partnerships with the archival community, industry and academic institutions.

Wright started at the National Archives in 2001 and has spent the past seven years promoting digital access and strategy. Prior to this appointment, she served as the agency’s first chief digital access strategist and launched many of its social media platforms.

This article was also published in Potomac Tech Wire.

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National Archives – press release

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