Aneesh Chopra

The White House said last week that it has named Todd Park the nation's new chief technology officer. Park recently held a similar position with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Aneesh Chopra, who became the first-ever chief technology officer of the government at the start of the Obama Administration in early 2009, is stepping down, the White House announced Friday.

CEA announced Tuesday that Aneesh Chopra, the chief technology officer of the United States, will deliver a keynote address at the CEA Industry Forum in San Diego in October.

The Obama administration will push Congress next year to move ahead on critical technology policies, the White House's technology chief said on Thursday.

The White House will work with Congress on bills dealing with patent reform, privacy and corporate taxation, said Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra at a technology forum hosted by the Politico news service. The administration needs Congress to help it reach its policy goals, he said. "Much of the policy work is really contingent on congressional action or budgetary action, so you're by default waiting for some bigger stakeholders

You know you're onto something when you outline your vision for a whole new retailing experience and 20 minutes later the country's chief technology officer tells a crowd he wants to use portions of it to improve government services.

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