Chopra moves one step closer to being federal CTO

Senate panel gives unanimous approval to Aneesh Chopra's bid to become first federal chief technology officer

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved the nomination of Aneesh Chopra as the first federal chief technology officer, a committee staff member confirmed today.

The vote was held May 20 during an executive session, the staff member said. If confirmed by the full Senate, Chopra will also serve as an associate director for technology in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

During his confirmation hearing May 19, Chopra said he wants to use technology to help with issues such as economic recovery and health care.

Chopra currently serves as Virginia’s secretary of technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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