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Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra

OAs the federal government's first Chief Technology Officer, Chopra did groundbreaking work to bring our government into the 21st century. His legacy of leadership and innovation will benefit Americans for years to come."--President Barack Obama

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Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - Grove Press
Publish Date: 05/12/2015
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 9780802121349
ISBN-10: 0802121349
Language: English

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Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State, once it became clear how much this would change America, a movement arose around the idea that these same technologies could reshape and improve government. But the idea languished, and while the private sector innovated, our government stalled. The election of Barack Obama offered a new opportunity. In 2009, Aneesh Chopra was named the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Previously the Secretary of Technology for Virginia and managing director for a health care think tank, Chopra led the administration's initiatives for a more open, tech-savvy government. In Innovative State, he draws on this experience and interviews with policy experts and tech insiders to offer an absorbing look at how government can establish a new paradigm for the internet era and allow us to tackle our most challenging problems, from economic development to veteran affairs.

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