White House CTO: Aneesh Chopra


President Obama ended the months of speculation surrounding his creation and appointment of the first federal Chief Technology Officer (CTO) by appointing Virginia Secretary of Technology Aneesh Chopra. Chopra’s selection was praised across the Web. Sunlight’s John Wonderlich saw Chopra speak last year and wrote up his thoughts on him here. The video of that talk is below (h/t John Wonderlich and Jon Henke):

And this is the President’s announcement appointing Chopra as the first federal CTO. (The announcement comes towards the end.)