Beth Simone Noveck is the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government. She directs the White House Open Government Initiative at http://www.whitehouse.gov/open. She is on leave as a professor law and director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New YorkLawSchool and McClatchy visiting professor of communication at StanfordUniversity. Dr. Noveck taught in the areas of intellectual property, technology and first amendment law and founded the law school’s “Do Tank,” a legal and software R&D lab focused on developing technologies and policies to promote open government (dotank.nyls.edu). Dr. Noveck is the author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful (2009) and editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (2006).