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
- October 17, 2011 at 4:25 PM EDT
Users of cell phones, smart phones, and other wireless devices will receive automatic alerts before overage charges for exceeding their usage caps are triggered
- September 22, 2011 at 10:13 AM EDT
On Tuesday, President Obama joined 40 Heads of State on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to unveil the U.S. National Action Plan on Open Government, an ambitious effort to promote accountability, empower people with information they “can readily find and use”, and ensure public officials tap into the expertise and wisdom of the American people when setting policy.
- September 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM EDT
Today President Obama signs the historic Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
- September 15, 2011 at 4:55 PM EDT
Last year, the US Department of Veterans Affairs launched Blue Button, a simple, common-sense project allowing people to access and download their own health information. CTO Aneesh Chopra has challenged the smart electric grid industry to deliver on the vision of a "Green Button" to provide customers access to their energy usage information electronically.
- August 11, 2011 at 7:55 AM EDT
US CTO Aneesh Chopra explains how the leveling effect of the internet means that high-growth entrepreneurship is an important vehicle for job creation all across the country
- August 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM EDT
Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, highlights the stories of open innovators tapping into government data, allowing entrepreneurs to develop applications and create jobs to grow the economy.
- August 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM EDT
The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness holds the next in a series of Listening and Action Sessions to get input on how the public and private sectors can come together to create opportunity and job creation for startups and high growth businesses. You can join the conversation on LinkedIn and Facebook.
- July 14, 2011 at 9:26 AM EDT
Detroit is one of six pilot cities to partner with the Federal government in strengthening its capacity to achieve an economic growth strategy fueled, in part, through new public and private sector partnerships.
- July 6, 2011 at 5:48 PM EDT
The celebration of our Nation’s independence is an occasion to remember what has inspired many of the world’s best and brightest to join our way of life—the American Dream.
- June 30, 2011 at 7:58 PM EDT
Today we launched Energy.Data.Gov, the latest installment of our growing family of Data.gov communities to deepen our engagement with stakeholders interested in the analytics to measure our Nation’s energy performance.