Aneesh Chopra, Obama's Chief Technology Officer, got some heat from the president of the company behind CES when he visited the expo earlier this week.
CEA president Gary Shapiro criticized the Obama Administration, Shapiro said he doesn't agree with the government's approach on many topics and claimed the government often gets in the way rather than spurring innovation and entrepreneurship:
He offered mild criticism of the bailout of the financial and auto sectors, which he called "panic spending". And he stated, "When it comes to innovation, there's a lot the government can do, and there's a lot they should not do. The government doesn't spur innovation or entrepreneurship. The government often gets in the way."
Mr. Shapiro complains that the Obama administration isn't doing enough to make sure that the U.S.'s trade policy allows our goods to compete with cheaper goods elsewhere. He also complains that they are dragging their feet about implementing measures to allow the faster transfer of tech savvy workers from nations like China and India.