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Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra is on the way out, according to FedScoop.
The news outlet reported late Thursday that sources close to the White House indicated Chopra would step down on Friday, Jan. 27. No official announcement has been made, but FedScoop reports speculation on Chopra’s future spans everything from political office to heading up a Washington, D.C. branch of a major technology company.
Chopra has been the U.S. CTO since May 22, 2009. He partnered with former federal CIO Vivek Kundra in a “Batman and Robin” tag team role ushering in a new era of federal computing innovation and consolidation. Chopra has been a torchbearer for open government initiatives, app contests using federal data sets and has championed items such as health IT since his tenure began.
Previously Chopra served as Virginia’s secretary of technology, where he was named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 Does, Dreamers and Drivers for 2008.
Government Technology has reached out to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for comment and will further update this story as additional details become available.
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