Alvand "Alvin" Salehi is a Senior Technology Advisor at the White House and the co-founder of Code.gov, the nation's primary platform for sharing and improving government software. He also serves as a research affiliate at Harvard Law School, where he explores the impact of open source software on economic efficiency, code security, and tech innovation across the country. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.
Prior to joining the White House in 2015, Salehi helped lead the State Department's efforts to expand Internet access to Africa and improve global market access for US technology companies. He also served at the Advanced Research Projects Agency, which invests in transformative, cutting-edge technologies on behalf of the federal government.
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