Federal Chief Technology Officer in the Obama Administration: Options and Issues for Consideration

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DIANE Publishing, 2011 - 16 pages
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On April 18, 2009, Pres. Obama appointed Aneesh P. Chopra to serve in the newly created position of fed. chief technology officer (CTO). In announcing the appointment, the Pres. indicated that Mr. Chopra would undertake roles beyond what might be considered traditional CTO responsibilities. As the Pres. described them, these roles include promoting technological innovation to help the U.S. create jobs, reduce health care costs, protect the homeland, and address other national goals. Contents of this report: Overview; Background; Potential Scope of Duties and Authorities; Organizational Precedents; Potential Challenges; CTO Structure and Activities; Issues for Consideration by Congress. This is a print on demand publication.

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