Great news: Aneesh Chopra confirmed as US CTO

Great news: Aneesh Chopra confirmed as US CTO

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Hey, it really does matter, the guy's really good, and is now the Chief Technology Officer for the USA.

Lots more coming.

Details at Federal Computer Week:

The Senate has confirmed Aneesh Chopra as federal chief technology officer and an associate director for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, today’s Congressional Record notes.

As CTO, Chopra will promote technological innovation to help with President Barack Obama’s goals for job creation, reducing health care costs and improving security, according to White House officials. Chopra will work with Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra on government efficiency and transparency issues, officials said.

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