Yesterday at 11:00 am Eastern, federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and federal CIO Vivek Kundra, held a live web chat with the public to announce the arrival of the open government directive, as well as answer any questions. The directive reflects Obama’s key priorities and is focused on achieving results. The goal has been to move from a secretive, closed government to an open and transparent government in which the public can access and offer input. According to the recently announced directive, after 120 days, each agency will have an open government plan. Additionally, each agency will be monitored to see how they are complying and what they are doing, for example with data quality. Then these updates of each agency will be posted online. The 11-page directive has been posted to whitehouse.gov if you are interested in learning more.
Robotic process automation software provider UiPath has unveiled a seven-member advisory board that will aim to help the company explore and identify opportunities to automate systems for government customers. New York-based UiPath said Wednesday it expects to gain insight from its public sector advisory board on government missions, technology challenges and policies as the company
Aneesh Chopra, who served as the U.S.’ first federal chief technology officer, helped co-found Arlington, Va.-based data analytics incubator Hunch Analytics in October 2013 and serves as an executive vice president there. The company works with healthcare and education leaders to use new data sets and algorithms for decision-making processes in their organizations, according to
Remember healthcare IT? One of the early tentpole initiatives of the Obama administration and a focus of the stimulus package, healthcare IT, and electronic health records in particular, took a back seat to big ticket debates on healthcare reform, unemployment and tax cuts. In October, the Veterans Administration rolled out the “Blue Button” initiative, a