Aneesh Chopra was the Chief Technology Officer and in this role served as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He worked to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland.
Aneesh was sworn in on May 22nd, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he served as the fourth Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia from January 2006 until April 2009. Prior to his appointment by then-Governor Timothy M. Kaine, he served as Managing Director with the Advisory Board Company, a publicly-traded healthcare think tank. Chopra was named to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers issue in 2008.
Aneesh Chopra received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Aneesh Chopra's Posts
- February 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM EST
The Equal Pay App Challenge is a national competition to develop software applications that leverage public data to promote equal pay for men and women.
- January 31, 2012 at 10:01 AM EST
US Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announces that a network of universities have responded to the Startup America Policy Challenge, launching a contest for students and other solvers to compete to develop the best “policy business plans.”
- January 14, 2012 at 8:09 AM EST
The White House has responded to two petitions about proposed legislation intended to combat online piracy.
- January 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM EST
Chief Technology Office Aneesh Chopra asks entrepreneurs and the broader public how to accelerate entrepreneurial innovation in three priority industries: healthcare, clean energy and education.
- December 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM EST
Last week, Commerce Secretary Bryson spoke about his vision for American manufacturing – a vision he summarized as “Build it Here, Sell it Everywhere.” That inspired CTO Aneesh Chopra to share an update on three tech initiatives that have achieved important milestones this month in furtherance of that vision.
- December 7, 2011 at 10:27 AM EST
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched the Health Care Innovation Challenge, which will award $1 billion in grants to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health and improved care at lower costs
- December 6, 2011 at 5:14 PM EST
The Administration is asking the public to provide input and ideas on best practices for public participation in government
- December 1, 2011 at 9:44 AM EST
Yesterday, the President’s Chief Performance Officer Jeff Zients unveiled the Federal Infrastructure Projects Dashboard, an open government initiative that tracks the progress of high priority infrastructure projects as they are expedited through their regulatory review and permitting processes.
- November 7, 2011 at 2:44 PM EST
Today, the Obama Administration launched the Veterans Job Bank, a new search tool designed to help connect veterans with employers.
- October 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM EST
As a frequent flier with enthusiasm for a modernized air traffic system with fewer delays, I thought to highlight one of those projects: the Next Generation Air Transportation System Infrastructure Project.