Breaking: Obama Appoints Aneesh Chopra as CTO
President Barack Obama will announce this morning (Saturday, Apr. 18, 2009) that Aneesh Chopra, Virginia’s secretary of technology, will join his administration as the White House chief technology officer.More here.
Obama, as part of his weekly address , also plans to announce that he will appoint Jeffrey Zients to the position of deputy director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget, with additional duties as the federal government's first chief performance officer. Zients is the founder and managing partner of Portfolio Logic, an investment firm focused primarily on business and healthcare service companies. Zients previously served as chief executive officer and chairman of the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C.
Chopra leads Virginia's strategy to leverage technology in government reform, to promote Virginia’s innovation agenda, and to foster technology-related economic development, the White House said. Previously, he worked with Zients as managing director with the Advisory Board Company, leading the firm’s Financial Leadership Council and the Working Council for Health Plan Executives.