Earlier this week, CDT co-hosted an appearance by the nation's new Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra. Speaking at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, Chopra outlined how he wants to use technology to address the critical issues facing the nation and how he thinks the federal government can best support innovation. The video of Chopra's remarks
is up courtesy of our co-host, the Churchill Club.
Tim O'Reilly explained
at length earlier this year why Chopra was such a good choice to shape technology policy in Washington, and it was impossible not to agree after hearing Chopra speak this week. Chopra is an opportunist in the best sense of the word. He has a grand vision of how technology can contribute to issues ranging from health care to education to the environment, but he also understands the value of incremental steps and short-term results. His talk was peppered with examples from his tenure as Virginia's Secretary of Technology and his first months in the White House, where he is already in charge of an overhaul of the case status system for the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, among other projects promising immediate pay-out.
CDT is working on many of the issues Chopra mentioned, including health IT, cyber-security, broadband deployment, and, of course, government transparency.
Read more »