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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
The Race to the Top for Openness and Innovation: Announcing Agency Open Government Plan Leading PracticesAugust 12, 2010 at 1:17 PM EDT
Four months ago, all cabinet departments demonstrated their commitment to building a government that is more transparent, participatory, and collaborative through the publication of detailed open government plans.
- July 15, 2010 at 3:45 PM EDT
OSTP announced the NNI Strategy Portal this week at the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop. The online event takes place July 13 - August 15.
- July 13, 2010 at 2:10 PM EDT
NASA’s Centennial Challenge program is a dramatic departure from business as usual. Centennial Challenges are inducement prizes that challenge independent teams to race to achieve bold goals—and to do so without a single penny of upfront government funding. Today NASA announced three new Challenges.
- June 15, 2010 at 4:49 PM EDT
Innovation—the process of developing a new product, service, or process—is critical to ensuring that the next generation of Americans outperforms the last. For this reason, from the day he took office, President Obama has challenged his team to promote innovation using all available tools and to nurture the creative spirit of the American entrepreneur.
- June 3, 2010 at 5:05 PM EDT
Google, Microsoft, NASA, The World Bank, and Yahoo! have joined forces to turn that into a reality and bring us Random Hacks of Kindness, an initiative that brings together the sustainable development, disaster risk management, and software developer communities to solve real-world problems with technology.
- May 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM EDT
For those of you unable to participate in last Friday’s summit on innovation through prizes, challenges, and open grantmaking, I am pleased to report on an opportunity to put your best ideas to work.
- April 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM EDT
The release of Open Government Plans marks another step in instilling the values of transparency, participation and collaboration throughout the Federal Government.
- 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 24, 2010 at 9:09 PM EDT
In our technological world, technical standards are playing an increasingly important role as federal agencies tackle a range of pressing problems.
- 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.