OAKLAND, Calif.—On the sidelines of the recent Code for America summit held at a downtown Marriott, Matt Cutts has a pitch to the legions of coders and other tech workers of America: your country needs you.
Cutts is the current acting administrator of the United States Digital Service—a federal agency that is basically the federal government’s friendly IT staff. It works with everyone from the Department of Defense to the Department of Agriculture to make government websites and online services work better.
Remember the disastrous rollout of healthcare.gov? This Obama-era agency was created in order to fix it. Cutts has been in the job since the first day of the Trump administration, as he was the deputy left in the big chair when his boss’ term ran out.