Ory Rinat is a deputy assistant secretary at the US State Department, focusing on public diplomacy and global digital communications, and the interim White House chief digital officer. Before joining government, he oversaw digital strategy for The Heritage Foundation and its news site, The Daily Signal. Rinat was previously a director at Atlantic Media Strategies, the digital consultancy of The Atlantic. Prior to that, he was National Journal’s director of special projects and co-authored the Washington in the Information Age study on media habits. Rinat has served as research director on a US Senate race and led a national coalition on a presidential campaign.