Feeds

First US CTO Aneesh Chopra resigns from post

Logs out for possible political career

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The first US government chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra has announced he’s leaving the job.

Chopra was hired by President Obama in April 2009 to concentrate on upgrading the nation’s technological infrastructure and to bring some much-needed IT savvy to the business of government. Previously Chopra had spent six years as Virginia's secretary of technology.

“Aneesh Chopra did groundbreaking work to bring our government into the 21st century,” said President Obama in a statement. "Aneesh found countless ways to engage the American people using technology, from electronic health records for veterans, to expanding access to broadband for rural communities, to modernizing government records. His legacy of leadership and innovation will benefit Americans for years to come, and I thank him for his outstanding service."

Chopra was a popular choice for CTO – or associate director for technology under the White House of Science and Technology Policy office, to use his full title – and his work elicited praise on both sides of the political spectrum. The Republican House Majority Leader, and representative for Virginia, Eric Cantor, paid tribute to Chopra and wished him well in a tweet.

"Just heard the news that CTO @AneeshChopra is stepping down; his work, both in Virginia and Federal, have helped advance open government."

While no formal announcement has been made, it is widely believed Chopra will be starting a new career in politics in his home state of Virginia. ®

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Managing SSL certificates with ease
The lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.