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  • Aneesh Chopra, Dan Ross Spearhead Big Data Startup Hunch Analytics - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aneesh Chopra, Dan Ross Spearhead Big Data Startup Hunch Analytics

    Aneesh Chopra, formerly U.S. chief technology officer and Virginia secretary of technology, co-founded Hunch Analytics in October 2013 with the goal of helping organizations manage big data, the Washington Post reported Monday. Steven Overly writes the Arlington, Va.-based start-up works with energy, healthcare and academic leaders to help their organizations leverage databases and algorithms for […] More

  • Top 50 Government CIOs Announced - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Top 50 Government CIOs Announced

    U.S. Cyber Command and NSA head Keith B. Alexander and White House cyber coordinator Howard A. Schmidt have been chosen among the top 50 government CIOs on InformationWeek Government’s compilation of technology leaders across federal, state and local agencies. But what exactly makes a top government CIO? Although there is no one-size-fits-all answer for that […] More

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    Government, Finance Industry Team Up to Promote Cybersecurity Innovation

    Federal agencies and the financial services industry will work together to speed the commercialization of cybersecurity research innovations and establish a framework for collaboration between the public and private sectors as directed by President Barack Obama in his cybersecurity policy address. The National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland […] More

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    FCC Hosts Forum to Discuss Health IT

    Healthcare, technology, government and academic experts will convene to explore ways government can ensure the safety and reliability of wireless broadband-enabled medical devices while increasing their availability to consumers and healthcare providers, the Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday. Held in Washington, D.C., July 26-27, the meeting will feature panel and roundtable discussions,  as well as […] More

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    Obama, Chopra and Karp on the Hunt for HHS Enrollment Ideas

    The healthcare IT landscape is shifting and a new panel commissioned by President Obama is looking to the American public for ideas to make that new landscape easy to navigate. With that aim in mind, the newly minted “Enrollment Workgroup of the Health IT Policy and Standards Committees,” chaired by Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and […] More

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    Panel to Establish Standards for Healthcare Electronic Enrollment Data

    A panel is slated to determine standards for the electronic exchange of eligibility and enrollment data among state and federal social services next month, according to Government Health IT. The panel will be headed by U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Sam Karp, vice president of programs for the California HealthCare Foundation when the […] More

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    Chopra, Schmidt Need Your Cybersecurity Ideas

    Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt penned a letter to the nation announcing the launch of a new forum aimed at gathering the best and most feasible cybersecurity ideas in the country. “Comprising the broadband and wireless networks that connect us, the smart devices that enable us, and the digital […] More

  • Schmidt Wants to Change Federal Cybersecurity Game - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Schmidt Wants to Change Federal Cybersecurity Game

    Yesterday, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and federal CTO Aneesh Chopra wrote a blog post about the launch of a web forum that is designed to allow individuals to discuss their research and development ideas to “change the game“ in cybersecurity. The web forum looks to promote information exchange on ideas to advance federal […] More

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    Kundra and Chopra Assess Open Government Plans

    Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra say that the Open Government initiative is heading in the right direction, but that much more work is left to assure an implementation that works for all agencies. The pair highlighted three points in a blog post on whitehouse.gov: “Finding #1: All on […] More

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    Obama Battles for the Little Guy

    President Obama, in an effort to live up to promises made to support small and disadvantaged contractors, has outlined several points to help make that come to fruition. As part of Obama’s executive order, federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra and federal chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra will be tasked with creation of a Web […] More

  • Aneesh Chopra on White House Easing Social Media Restrictions for Government - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aneesh Chopra on White House Easing Social Media Restrictions for Government

    In a conference call with reporters, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra said the White House’s new social media policy will mean that “agencies have a lot more running room to embrace these principles without having to wait sometimes months for review.” The conference call discussed the impact of Obama’s recent memorandum, entitled “Social Media, Web-Based Interactive […] More

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