peHUB First Read

Some links to kick off your Wednesday:

* Barack Obama is unveiling his tech plan today, which will include the establishment of a national chief technology officer. VentureBeat has a sneak peak.

* A venture capitalist says publicly that his investment profits should be taxed at a higher rate. Not a big name, but enough of these little cracks might lead to some structural issues at the dam.

* Info on West Hill Partners, the new firm from J.W. Childs alums like Dana Schmaltz. I hear that they’ve circled up a bunch of commitments. Still no word on whether or not John Childs tries to raise another fund for his namesake firm. Or, if he does, who else would be on his depleted team.

* Och-Ziff goes public. Henry Kravis is probably paying close attention.