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May 30, 2009

Google Policy Head Andrew McLaughlin,Joins Team Obama

In a move that is bound to raise some panic in Google's rivals and consternation to the fact about Google’s growing clout in Washington,Nytimes today reported that Google’s head of global public policy, Andrew McLaughlin, is headed to Washington, DC to join the Obama administration.

Ther Nytimes reports

Andrew McLaughlin, Google’s head of global public policy, is leaving the company to join the Obama administration, according to two people with knowledge of Mr. McLaughlin’s plans.

Mr. McLaughlin will be deputy chief technology officer, reporting to Aneesh Chopra, the chief technology officer, who was previously Virginia’s secretary of technology, said these people, who agreed to speak only if their names were not used because Mr. McLaughlin’s appointment had not been announced.

A Google spokesman confirmed that Mr. McLaughlin was leaving the company.

This is not the first time that someone from Google has joined the Obama Administration.Katie Stanton, a former Google project manager, joined the White House as its director of citizen participation. And Sonal Shah, former head of global development at Google.org, now heads the White House Office of Social Innovation

Earlier CEO Eric Smith was a close advisor to Obama's transition team and is also member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.