Tag Archives: Aneesh Chopra

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Recap

We brought our camera to the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons on Thursday for the Ernst & Young Executive of the Year awards.  Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and CTO Aneesh Chopra took a break from their marathon push to meet the administration’s ambitious IT goals to congratulate industry leaders and take in …

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Spotlight on Aneesh Chopra

The first-appointed Chief Technology Officer under the Obama Administration, Aneesh Chopra, spoke with the Richmond Times Dispatch this week about where technology in America is headed. Aneesh Chopra also announced that he will be launching a personal blog to further President’s Obama’s commitment to government transparency. The White House Technology Office is …

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Budget Cuts Prompt GovCon’s Identity Shift

Responding to recent budget changes from the new administration, government contractors like Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin are increasingly diversifying their national defense strategy to include civillian and business assets. The new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to Missile Defense, Future Combat Systems and Navy shipbuilding operations, as well as killing controversial programs …

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Cyber Czar in a Haystack

The Obama administration was expected to name a Cyber Czar and release a cyberspace policy review last Friday.   The administration released the 76-page “Cyberspace Policy Review”  as expected.   Unexpectedly, the administration did not name a “Cyber Czar.”  Melissa Hathaway, acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council and the …

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Aneesh Chopra Outlines IT Vision for Congress

Aneesh Chopra, nominated as America's first CTO, testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee yesterday, and outlined his plan to “collapse the distance between idea and action“ to fulfill President Obama's promise of a more transparent government, tighter oversight of federal IT investments, as well as more streamlined …

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Zients, Americans Love to Keep Score

Obama Names Jeffrey Zients His Score Keeper President Barack Obama named Jeffrey Zients, a prominent Virginia business management consultant, as his choice to serve as the governments first Chief Performance Officer (CPO). Our new president pledged to gain control over wasteful spending and hold those responsible parties accountable. The President reminded Americans “If …

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Aneesh Chopra named Federal CTO

Aneesh Chopra has been named the nation’s first chief technology officer. The news was announced Saturday during President Obama’s weekly address. As federal CTO, Chopra will work alongside Jeffrey Zients, the new chief performance officer, and Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who’s responsible for setting technology policy across the government. Since …

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Vivek Kundra tapped as first-ever federal CIO

President Obama has just named Vivek Kundra the Federal Chief Information Officer at the White House. During his campaign, Obama had stated he would create a technology czar to help government run more efficiently. In the newly created federal position, Kundra will be responsible for policy and strategic planning of …

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