An Interview with America's First CTO

U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra is looking to innovative technologies to address the nation's problems

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Spectrum contributor Sarah Granger catches up with Aneesh Chopra, the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Chopra, appointed in April, was selected for what is the most powerful technology position at the federal level. His appointment ended months of speculation that a tech executive like Eric Schmidt or Vint Cerf would be named to the job. Chopra talks about his role and his priorities, and reaches out to technology professionals with innovative ideas.