White House technology chief logs out
January 27th, 2012
01:33 PM ET

White House technology chief logs out

On the same day that outgoing White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said his goodbyes, the White House announced another Obama staff departure.

The White House today announced the departure of Aneesh Chopra, Assistant to the President and the federal government’s first Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

President Obama said, “As the federal government’s first Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra did groundbreaking work to bring our government into the 21st century. Aneesh found countless ways to engage the American people using technology, from electronic health records for veterans, to expanding access to broadband for rural communities, to modernizing government records. His legacy of leadership and innovation will benefit Americans for years to come, and I thank him for his outstanding service.”

Topics: Staff Changes • White House

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Sinking Ship


    January 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
    • truindep

      I like that 🙂

      January 28, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  2. Lizzie

    To keep tract of those who do not agree with me.

    January 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  3. jerrylax

    Get out..now! The econmy may be worse in the fall...using his head on this one.

    January 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • jean2009

      @jerryexlax He will be no doubt working for the Obama re-election campaign.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  4. Jeffrey McIntyre

    He didn't do Jack....he had now power to do anything. Government IT is a mess, every department does it's own thing....they hire a lot of high paid contractors, and accomplish nothing.

    January 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  5. HeyZeus

    Jeffrey Mc .. You are absolutely correct. Booz Allen Hamilton is to blame for a great deal of that too. Those people need to be kicked to the curb, and actual gov employees should be brought in and made responsible for their IT systems. I know 1 specific person that is contracting with BAH, and he's a worthless POS if I've ever seen one. But he makes 150K a year because some person in government has no idea what is done day to day in a call center. civilian jobs for the same management position pay 80K tops..

    January 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  6. george of the jungle

    you can tell all the repos by the stupid remarks If the economy where bad why would he quit. studid remark Why don;t you tell us all about all the smart guys you have in congress or the great ideas your candidates have to improve the economy. Doesnt it embarass uou everytime one of them opens his mouth. ol caymen island mitt and dough boy newt. Hey Mc cain said today they should send newt to the moon. You guys really are good for a laugh. If you loose the election try out for SNL

    January 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
    • jerrylax

      You had better put that dope pipe down and put your pants back on, close your mom's lap top...she's pulling in the driveway...little boy.

      January 28, 2012 at 1:32 am |
    • Joey

      Take another swig of kool-aid georgette and all your problems will melt away.

      January 28, 2012 at 2:09 am |
    • jean2009

      Because guys like truindip, jerryexlax, and the rest of the morons on the right know their guys in congress don't do anything but bellyache and have no plans.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  7. Katrina

    Isn't the opening sentence supposed to read... "On the same DAY that outgoing..."?? Where is the proofreading, people??

    January 28, 2012 at 2:59 am |
    • staciacnn

      Thanks for pointing it out. Story has been updated!

      January 30, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  8. truindep

    another one bites the dust 🙁

    January 28, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  9. James

    And DA excuses continue as there is a mass exodus from the White House–

    January 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  10. mongopoo

    so what did the raghead really do?

    January 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  11. jerrylax

    Boy that state of the union speech was something wasn't it? Not much talk about the stimulas spending and healthcare mess. A lot of talk about those horrible wealthy tax payers and those universities and all those other horrible institutions and people.... It is clear obama is finished, done, and slowly fading away, a soon to be forgotten presidency, to be remembered only as "the first African American president, failure". A life spent pointing the finger only to now be the finger target himself...no one to blame...just his own failed radical ideals and incompetence.

    January 28, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
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    February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm |