Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

by Aneesh Chopra
     
 

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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

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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.

Inspired by private sector trailblazers, Chopra wrote the playbook for governmental open innovation. In Innovative State he 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.

Editorial Reviews

As the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Aneesh Chopra writes about government technological issues with unprecedented authority. In this groundbreaking book, he describes improvements that can and, in some instances, are already being made to improve services and ultimately generate growth. A vital document in cutting-edge ideas and applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802121332
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,104,146
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author


Aneesh Chopra was the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States government. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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