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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
- June 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM EDT
Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a roundtable to discuss opportunities and challenges relating to the export of Health Information Technology (Health IT) products and services.
- June 21, 2011 at 9:08 PM EDT
Congratulations to the House Judiciary Committee for its stewardship in ushering the bipartisan, bicameral, Leahy-Smith America Invents Act onto the Floor for full House consideration.
- June 15, 2011 at 2:39 PM EDT
On Monday, the White House brought together a range of stakeholders from throughout the energy sector—including utility executives, state regulators, federal agencies, consumer advocates, technology leaders and entrepreneurs -- to discuss along with Administration officials the most effective ways of upgrading our country’s electric grid.
- June 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM EDT
Congratulations to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison for their leadership today in passing signature spectrum legislation through Committee that will serve as the foundation for the next chapter in America’s wireless broadband revolution.
- June 7, 2011 at 7:40 AM EDT
Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a roundtable in Los Angeles to discuss opportunities for innovation in our proposed nationwide interoperable wireless public safety broadband network, an important component of the President’s Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative.
- May 25, 2011 at 5:18 PM EDT
The Obama Administration believes it is critical to tap the ingenuity and creativity of America’s students if we are to find solutions to the grand challenges of today.
- May 21, 2011 at 5:59 PM EDT
This week, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched an initiative to engage every American in the design of a simpler mortgage disclosure form.
- May 18, 2011 at 9:35 AM EDT
Aneesh Chopra, funcionario en jefe de tecnología de Estados Unidos, participa en una mesa redonda sobre la reestructuración del ineficaz sistema de inmigración.
- May 16, 2011 at 2:29 PM EDT
Last Thursday, following President Obama's call for a national conversation on fixing our immigration system, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra joined 25 entrepreneurs in Omaha, NE, to engage in such a discussion.
- May 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM EDT
Kudos to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, USAID Administrator Raj Shah, Johnson & Johnson CEO William Weldon, and their colleagues at the United Nations Foundation, the mHealth Alliance, and BabyCenter on the launch of the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action, a new public-private partnership to improve maternal and child health by harnessing the power of mobile technology to deliver vital health information to expectant and new mothers.