MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 30: Megan Smith of Google speaks during the Digital Life Design women conference (DLDwomen) at Bavarian National Museum on June 30, 2011 in Munich, Germany. The conference features discussions, case studies and lectures and brings together an extraordinary group of international high-profile speakers and more than 500 participants from business, media, technology, society, health, education, politics and science. (Photo by Sascha Baumann/Getty Images)
The White House is considering Google X vice president Megan Smith for the country's chief technology officer, according to reports.
Smith, 49, is "a top candidate for the role," according to Bloomberg News. She would be the third CTO ever, following Aneesh Chopra and Todd Park. Park, who helped fix the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) website vacated the position recently.
Both Google and the White House declined to comment on the story to Bloomberg News.
The chief technology officer is a "White House chief geek-in-residence" and advises about technology.