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White House Spots Gov't Innovation's Green Shoots

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 18 2011

Over on the White House blog, Aneesh Chopra, the U.S. CTO, and his new deputy Chris Vein pluck out a trio of trends they see "fostering government innovation." Let's call 'em the helpers, the builders, and the ... Read More

Quote of the Day: Obama's Anti-Inertia Trio

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 20 2010

This trio -- who I nicknamed the ‘McKinsey guys’ -- are the anti-inertia. They’re about making things happen. Read More

PdF '10: Aneesh Chopra on Making Government Work for Us

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 23 2010

In his talk at PdF '10, U.S Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra delivered a progress report on the Obama administration's work to Read More

Aneesh Chopra's Not-So-Grueling Day on Capitol Hill

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 20 2009

NextGov's Aliya Sternstein has really been doing some tremendous reporting about the nitty-gritty of the DC tech and policy scene. In her latest report, Sternstein tells of a rather airy Senate confirmation hearing for ... Read More

Amongst the CTO's Jobs, Patent Reform

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 19 2009

National Journal's Andrew Noyes has an interesting piece about patent reform that's, alas, behind a pay wall. No worries, though. I'll tell you what's in it. The backdrop is that a fairly major piece of patent rights ... Read More

Congressman Calls for a Bigger, Bolder CTO

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 30 2009

This may be a bit in the weeds even for me, but hear me out. Is Aneesh Chopra the CTO we were promised by candidate Obama? Not Chopra, exactly, but the position of Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America ... Read More

Broadband Has a Friend in Chopra

BY Nancy Scola | Sunday, April 19 2009

The reviews are in, and Aneesh Chopra is a hit! In comments being emailed around by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the apparent perch for the new U.S. CTO, venture capitalist extraordinaire John Doerr calls ... Read More

Obama Names Aneesh Chopra US's First CTO [UPDATED]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, April 17 2009

Looks like instead of mocking Nancy Scola, we owe her kudos for predicting all the way back in November that Obama's pick for the nation's first Chief Technology Officer would be "someone out of the small but vibrant ... Read More