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White House Deputy CTO, Internet Policy Guru Resigns

One of the White House’s top technology advisers, who helmed the Obama administration’s efforts to navigate the often unknown waters of Internet policy, announced he was resigning last week. Andrew McLaughlin, the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, said Dec. 23 he was leaving the federal government to launch two …

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Chopra Reflects on Year of Open Gov

2009, the first year of President Barack Obama’s tenure as chief executive, was all about building open government policies, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told Federal News Radio recently. 2010 was about actually implementing those policies, he added. And, in a segment for the radio station, Chopra said listeners …

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Chopra Touts Crowd-Sourced Secure Email for Health Records

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said government’s role for the future of the Internet is to convene and facilitate technological innovation in partnership with the private sector. At a Brookings Institute forum on Internet policy, Chopra made his far-reaching pronouncements in response to a single, loaded question: What is …

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GSA Calls on Experts for New Civic Engagement Platform

The General Services Administration is ramping up a new project that will allow government policymakers to engage with the public. But it’s not your typical crowd-sourcing effort. The new effort, which GSA is seeking public comment on, is called ExpertNet, and it aims to foster collaboration between federal agencies and …

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Chopra at Open Gov Talk: 2011 Will Be Year of Civic Engagement

When three high-profile open-government supporters sat down for a live webcast on the one-year anniversary of the White House’s Open Government Directive to take questions from the public, it was clear, they were already thinking of the future. Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra summed up the trio’s perspective best …

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