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Last night’s Silicon Valley town hall meeting with U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra proves that he understands the value propositions of cloud computing and the other technological advancements he is attempting to adopt. The true values these technologies bring are things like flexibility, adaptability, speed and transparency, which are the exact characteristics Chopra wants to add to the description of the federal government’s IT component. It is contrary to the philosophy of something like cloud computing to follow the same methodical, time-consuming processes and then, only when you are 100 percent ready across the board, flip the switch. Chopra’s 90-day deliverable cycles, not only prove value immediately, but they ensure the government’s infrastructure will be able to flex and adapt along with technology, thus fully capitalizing on the technologies he decides to adopt.