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
- April 27, 2011 at 8:57 AM EST
Last week, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra met two high school students who compelled their school to measure energy usage and, empowered with this information, the school was able to realize a 13 percent energy reduction and a 250 percent return on investment.
- April 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces Initiative to tap into our shared desire to support our service members and their families.
- April 12, 2011 at 11:11 AM EST
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining Forces Initiative to tap into our shared desire to support our service members and their families.
- April 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM EST
U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra writes about Internet Protocol (IP) version six, or IPV6, which will drastically expand the number of possible Internet addresses.
- April 4, 2011 at 10:22 AM EST
Last week I had the honor of announcing the winners of the first annual National STEM Video Game Challenge, in which students and designers prototyped or sketched out games to help folks develop skills in and apply concepts from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
- March 23, 2011 at 8:24 AM EST
CTO Aneesh Chopra talks about his recent work with Startup America. Also, join a live discussion with NEC Director Gene Sperling and SBA Administrator Karen Mills at noon on the initiative.
- March 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM EST
This week a research team at Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School launched a prize to encourage innovative app developers to build new products and services that benefit patients and providers.
- March 9, 2011 at 3:54 PM EST
This weekend, as an important component of the President’s strategy to out-innovate our economic competitors, the Administration’s Startup America initiative will hit the road.
- February 4, 2011 at 4:45 PM EST
Following the release of the President's Strategy for American Innovation, CTO Aneesh Chopra asks for your input on the Strategy.
- January 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM EST
This week President Obama signed the America COMPETES Act, which supports an array of strategies for maintaining America’s leadership in science and technology.