Chopra becomes federal CTO

Aneesh Chopra will be the federal chief technology officer

The Senate has confirmed Aneesh Chopra as federal chief technology officer and an associate director of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, today’s Congressional Record notes.

Chopra was confirmed May 21 by unanimous consent. He currently serves as Virginia’s secretary of technology.

As CTO, Chopra will promote technological innovation to help with President Barack Obama’s goals for job creation, reducing health care costs and improving security, according to White House officials. Chopra will work with Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra on government efficiency and transparency issues, officials said.

During Chopra’s Senate confirmation hearing, he proposed using information technology to reduce health care costs and to optimize the nation's electricity grid.

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

Featured

  • FCW Perspectives
    human machine interface

    Your agency isn’t ready for AI

    To truly take advantage, government must retool both its data and its infrastructure.

  • Cybersecurity
    secure network (bluebay/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal CISO floats potential for new supply chain regs

    The federal government's top IT security chief and canvassed industry for feedback on how to shape new rules of the road for federal acquisition and procurement.

  • People
    DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, shown here at her Nov. 8, 2017, confirmation hearing. DHS Photo by Jetta Disco

    DHS chief Nielsen resigns

    Kirstjen Nielsen, the first Homeland Security secretary with a background in cybersecurity, is being replaced on an acting basis by the Customs and Border Protection chief. Her last day is April 10.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.