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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
- March 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM EDT
The eagerness of private sector leaders to lend their expertise, and that of their companies, to the common goal of improving Federal Government operations, represents one of the successes of the White House Forum on Modernizing Government.
- March 16, 2010 at 5:54 PM EDT
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the National Broadband Plan, called for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to identify ways to expand access to broadband and promote economic growth and job creation.
- February 9, 2010 at 11:58 AM EDT
CTO Aneesh Chopra talks next steps for the Open Government Dashboard.
- February 4, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT
Leading experts in the fields of gaming and technology came together in a workshop sponsored by OSTP and the Department of Agriculture to help guide the development of an initiative to create fun learning applications to motivate children and their parent to eat healthy and be active.
- February 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM EDT
A new service from the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition provides new and expectant mothers with important tips timed to their due date or the age of their child sent straight to their cell phones.
- January 15, 2010 at 4:36 PM EDT
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra calls on IT and web professionals to join in the MLK Technology Challenge and help schools who need computer, internet and technology assistance.
- January 8, 2010 at 9:29 PM EDT
CTO Aneesh Chopra discusses some of the exciting innovationns at CES.
- December 20, 2009 at 2:15 PM EDT
Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra relays wisdom from technology leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs on the urgency of fixing our health care system for the future of the economy.
- December 11, 2009 at 5:29 PM EDT
Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra answers some additional questions from the live chat on Open Government held earlier this week.
- December 1, 2009 at 6:37 PM EDT
Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra took part in a discussion on how innovation can help create quality jobs and spur economic growth.
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