January 27, 2012 – Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra is stepping down nearly three years after President Obama created the communications and tech strategy position.

The move was announced Friday by Obama, with Chopra's last day slated for Feb. 8. There was no indication of Chopra’s next moves or statements directly from him in the announcement or in a blog post on the Office of Science and Technology Policy website by John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. However, the Washington Post and other news outlets reported that Chopra intends to run for lieutenant governor of Virginia.

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