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Title: Remarks to the National Rural Education Technology Summit

Remarks to the National Rural Education
Technology Summit
  • Aneesh Chopra
  • U.S. Chief Technology Officer Associate
    Director for TechnologyWhite House Office of
    Science Technology Policy

Culture Gap Between Consumers and Government
Presidential Action Day One to Instill Greater
Focus on Openness
Theres an app for that
Theres a form for that
My Administration is committed to creating an
unprecedented level of openness in Governmentand
establish a system of transparency, public
participation, and collaboration.
President Barack Obama, Jan 21st, 2009
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Source Office of Personnel Management File
Presidents Strategy for American Innovation
Tech Role in Innovation for Sustainable Growth
and Quality Jobs
Smart Grid and Health IT Apps innovation efforts
Catalyze Breakthroughs for National Priorities
Open Government Initiative focused on empowering
everyday Americans
  • Unleash a clean energy revolution
  • Support advanced vehicle technology
  • Drive breakthroughs in health IT
  • Address scientific grand challenges

Cloud Computing and Mobility as platforms for
Promote Competitive Markets that Spur Productive
  • Encourage high-growth and innovation-based
  • Improve public sector innovation and support
    community innovation
  • Promote American exports
  • Support open capital markets that allocate
    resources to the most promising ideas

Invest in the Building Blocks of American
  • Restore American leadership in fundamental
  • Educate the next generation with 21st century
    knowledge and skills create a world-class
  • Build a leading physical infrastructure
  • Develop an advanced information technology

Beta Block RD Initiative to Connect Neighbors
Internally Funded Effort to Deliver 1 Gig to
Poorest Homes
Case Western Project in Brief
  • Launched in November 2009
  • Case Western Reserve University collaborative
    includes 40 partners, 100 household gigabit
  • RD effort, with private sector stakeholder
    support, to spur innovation in poor communities
    next door
  • Program metrics and goals set to measure changes
    related to
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • Health and Wellness
  • STEM Education
  • Energy Sustainability

Energy Sustainability
Graduation Rates
Chronic Disease
Leverages ultra-high speed broadband networks,
similar to recent federal grant to (nearly)
double network size and deliver up to 100
gigabit/second speeds between nodes through
Source http//
Wireless Health App Closes Information Gap
Text4baby Campaign Exceeds 50,000 Subscribers
Since February
Secretary Clinton announces collaborative with
Russia to replicate success
Public-Private Partnership in Brief
  • Text4Baby is a free mobile health education
    service to promote maternal and child health
  • 15 wireless carriers have agreed to deliver
    Text4baby messages to subscribers at NO CHARGE
    for 2 years
  • Women who sign up will receive three free SMS
    text messages each week, timed to their due date
    or babys date of birth

Partners Include National Healthy Mothers,
Healthy Babies Coalition Voxiva CTIA Wireless
Foundation Grey Health Group Johnson Johnson
Wellpoint Pfizer CareFirst BlueCross
BlueShield GW University MTV General Mills
and many more
Presidential Memorandum calls for doubling the
amount of available spectrum for mobile broadband
500 MHz to be auctioned within ten years
Anatomy of an Open Government Ecosystem
HHS Launches Community Health Data Initiative
HHS launches CHDI June 2nd - demonstrating 20
apps recently built or improved by innovators
across the country using data HHS has made public
(with much more to come)
Example Microsoft announces Bing Health Maps
and the incorporation of Hospital Compare data
in search results bringing the data to you
Source Community Health Data Initiative,
Department of Health Human Services
Helping Our Children Make Healthier Choices
Prizes Policy Spurs USDA to Reward Apps Developers
95 qualified apps submitted by June 30th deadline
built on data that feeds USDA site
The Apps for Healthy Kids competition
challenges the most creative, talented, and
kid-savvy innovators across the country to build
games that inspire and empower kids to get active
and eat healthy.
Judges include Zyngas CEO, the Woz from Apple,
GEs Healthymagination lead, others
First Lady Michelle Obama, March 11th, 2010
From Compliance to Innovation
Delivering Platforms for Educational Innovation
Every 90 Days
To meet the Presidents goals -- to reach the
finish line -- we need transformational change.
The islands of excellence that now exist in
school districts have to become the norm...In a
word, Americas schools need innovation. -
Secretary Arne Duncan, Aug 20, 2009
Source http//
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Putting it Altogether Network Challenge Redux
Still Early Days in Unlocking the Value of
Applied to e-Democracy
Innovative Incentive Model
lt9 hrs
Team attracted 5,000 participants in two days
Replicating what works in UN collaboration
Source networkchallenge.darpa.mi
l http// by MIT Teams
Riley Crane, with the United Nations
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