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Chopra delivers state of the union address for technology

Aneesh Chopra gave a state of the union address today in Washington — for technology, that is.

Chopra, the Obama administration’s chief technology officer, keynoted The Atlantic magazine’s State of the Union for Technology event today.

Chopra discussed some of the Obama administration’s programs focused on making government data more available and harnessing information technology for governance. Chopra also touted the administration's commitment to investing in technology research and development, and tax policies that he said promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

Meanwhile, Chopra said an "all hands on deck approach" is needed for the development of a clean energy economy and to find innovations in the health care system that can improve patient satisfaction and lower costs.

Chopra was follow by a panel that discussed technology policy questions related to privacy and security.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM


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