Aneesh Chopra Extended Interview
Aneesh Chopra, the first Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. government, discusses the relationship between government and technology and offers suggestions for creating successful national infrastructure in his book “Innovative State.”
I wanted to check out the extended interview given how little of it made it on air. Unfortunately it’s a little disappointing just how much of a politician Aneesh Chopra turned out to be. He does make a good point and kind of makes it more understandable for non-techies like Jon Stewart to understand why it’s “not so simple” to integrate legacy systems. However he seems more concerned with proving that they have done things rather than actually answering Jon’s question. The truth is this is incredibly difficult problem that would take a lot to fix, but it is possible and he seemed to not get that that was the point Jon Stewart was trying to make.