Recently, Aneesh Chopra, Virginia's Secretary of Technology, was named among the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers by Government Technology Magazine. For the past seven years, the honor has recognized those who “help set the standard for using technology to improve the government.“
As in previous years, this year’s list cuts across jurisdictions and specialties. It includes technology executives, elected officials, law enforcement officers, emergency managers, and agency directors.
“We look for people who cut through the public sector’s infamous barriers to innovation “” tight budgets, organizational inertia, politics as usual, etc. “” to implement changes that reshaped government operations for the better,“ said Steve Townes, staff writer for Government Technology.
Back in January 2006, Secretary Chopra was appointed as Virginia's 4th Secretary of Technology by Governor Timothy Kaine. Before then, he served as Managing Director at The Advisory Board Company, a for-profit think tank serving the healthcare industry.
“I am honored to be among such a prestigious group of technology leaders,“ said Chopra. “Governor Kaine has assembled an incredibly talented team that embraces technology to transform public services.“