Innovative State

How New Technologies Can Transform Government
Author(s): Aneesh Chopra
Original Publish Date: May 06, 2014
Product Number: EB00640946
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802193469
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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"As the . . . first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra did groundbreaking work to bring our government into the 21st century." —President Barack Obama Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society, from how we shop and pay our bills to how we communicate, 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, trapped in a model designed for the America of the 1930s and 1960s. The election of Barack Obama offered a new opportunity. In 2009, Aneesh Chopra was named the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States federal government. Previously the Secretary of Technology for Virginia and managing director for a health care think tank, Chopra was tasked with leading the administration's initiatives for a more open, tech-savvy government. In Innovative State, Chopra offers an absorbing look at how open government can establish a new paradigm for the Internet era and allow us to tackle our most challenging problems, from economic development to affordable health care. "With inspiring stories and clear insights, [Chopra] provides a playbook for open innovations that work both in the public and the private sector." —Walter Isaacson, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Steve Jobs