In Parting Shot, Chopra Unveils Open Innovator’s Toolkit
In his last official day in office, Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra released an “Open Innovator’s Toolkit” to facilitate wider use of these strategies across federal, state and local governments.
Chopra made the announcement at the Center for American Progress Wednesday at a panel discussion that included a Mount Rushmore of federal technology evangelists: Department of Veterans Affairs CTO Peter Levin, Department of Health and Human Services CTO Todd Park and Deputy Federal CTO Chris Vein.
“The toolkit is a roster of 20 leading practices that an ‘open innovator’ should consider when confronting any policy challenge – at any level of government. The aspiration is to build upon this list, adding new tools and case studies to form an evidence base that will help to scale ‘open innovation’ across the public sector,” Chopra said on the White House website announcing the toolkit.