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.
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 Code.gov 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.