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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

About That Unfilled U.S. CTO Post

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 14 2009

The Associated Press notes that one step below cabinet-level positions, the Obama Administration has quite a few gaps in its staff line-up. (They've got one particularly striking example in their piece: 19 of the 20 top ... Read More

Rep: Let's Put the Force of Statute Behind CTO Post

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 3 2009

Two months and 14 days, roughly, into the Obama Administration, and a U.S. Chief Technology Officer -- one of the promises made by candidate Obama during the campaign that piqued the interest of many techies -- has yet ... Read More

Staffing Woes and the Open Government Group Project

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, March 13 2009

Staffing headaches for the administration are adding a bit of a wrinkle to the Open Government Directive that Obama put in an order for on his first full day in office. Obama called for a government-wide operating plan ... Read More