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RC Book Club: A Discussion with Aneesh Chopra, author of Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

CQ Roll Call

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Join CQ Roll Call and Hooks Book Events as they host Aneesh Chopra for a book-signing event Tuesday, September 16th.

LOCATION: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital   

Food & beverages will be served.

Complimentary copies of the book will be distributed on a first come first served basis.


Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

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. 

About 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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Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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