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White House CIO Steve VanRoekel is re­turn­ing to the U.S. Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment to work as chief in­no­va­tion of­fi­cer for the agency’s Ebola re­sponse team.

USAID is a gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides global health im­prove­ments, ed­u­ca­tion and hu­man­i­tar­ian as­sis­tance fol­low­ing dis­as­ters. “Tech­nol­ogy is not the so­lu­tion to this ex­tremely dif­fi­cult task, but it will be a part of the so­lu­tion,” VanRoekel said in a writ­ten state­ment.

VanRoekel led USAID dig­i­tal com­mu­ni­ca­tions ef­forts in 2011 dur­ing a famine in the horn of Africa be­fore he was ap­pointed by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama as the sec­ond U.S. CIO in Au­gust 2011.

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