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Alvand "Alvin" Salehi is a Senior Technology Advisor at the White House and the co-founder of, the nation's primary platform for sharing and improving government software.

Salehi concurrently serves as a Venture Partner at NextGen VP and as a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He has been recognized as part of Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Fed 100.

Under the Obama Administration, Salehi led the development of the country’s Federal Source Code Policy with the goal of saving millions of taxpayer dollars by cutting wasteful spending on duplicative software acquisitions. Following the policy's publication, Salehi launched with US CIO Tony Scott to improve nationwide access to the government's software. He now oversees the growth and development of the code sharing platform, which leverages the power of open source software to maximize federal cost savings and fuel tech innovation.

Prior to joining the White House, 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.



The 2018 list of 100 Future Leaders: The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government

BKC Fellow Alvand Salehi makes the 2018 list of Apolitical's 100 Future Leaders: The World’s Most Influential Young People in Government.

Nov 26, 2018


Nov 6, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

The State of Government Technology

Assessing Government Development, Deployment, and Use of Tech Tools

VIDEO & PODCAST: A close look at the inner workings of government, with a particular focus on the ways in which federal, state, and local government institutions leverage…