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Hillary Clinton hires Google exec as her CTO

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Center for American Progress March 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

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Hillary Clinton has hired Google executive Stephanie Hannon to serve as her presidential campaign's chief technology officer, a source familiar with the campaign confirmed to CBS News.

As the Washington Post notes, Hannon will be the first woman to serve as CTO for a major presidential campaign.

Since 2013, she served as a director of product management at Google. In that role, according to her LinkedIn page, she worked on technologies to help the public engage with government and nonprofit entities. Earlier in her career at Google, she worked on Google Wave, Google Maps and other applications.

The former secretary of state has yet to declare her candidacy for the 2016 race, but she has taken other steps indicating she'll soon make her campaign official, such as establishing a campaign headquarters. Federal Elections Commission, a candidate must declare his or her campaign within 15 days of engaging in such campaign activity.