U.S. CTO Chopra to Step Down

Luke Fretwell | FedScoop | January 26, 2012

Sources close to the White House have confirmed that U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra will announce he is stepping down on Friday. No information was provided on his future plans, but ongoing speculation includes running for political office to assuming an executive role leading the Washington offices of a major technology company.

Chopra has held his position since May 22, 2009, and previously served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology from January 2006 to April 2009. In his role as CTO, Chopra has been a proponent of open government and open innovation to help foster American entrepreneurialism through “government as a platform,” leveraging technology such as open data, open source software, application programming interfaces and government-sponsored challenges...