Vivek Kundra

  • Vivek Kundra, the federal government\'s first chief information officer, plans to step down. Who will follow and what will be most at risk? We ask Ed Meagher, former deputy CIO at VA and DOI.

    June 20, 2011
  • Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra is stepping down in August. Kundra was the first federal CIO, and his departure will leave a big whole in the administration. For perspective, Federal News Radio spoke with…

    June 16, 2011
  • Tweets with #Vivekv2 about who will replace Vivek Kundra as federal CIO.

    June 16, 2011
  • Vivek Kundra, the first-ever federal chief information officer, is resigning. Federal News Radio has learned Kundra is planning to leave the White House in August.

    June 16, 2011
  • A great story on cloud computing from Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller. Miller reports federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra sees financial systems and human resources systems as the next two big areas that could benefit from cloud computing. Kundra said the government currently runs more than 1,000 different financial and HR systems. “I envision [...]

    June 13, 2011
  • OMB Watch and 30 other open-gov groups are asking Congress to restore funding to the E-Government Fund.

    June 13, 2011
  • Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

    June 10, 2011
  • Three IT veterans will join host John Gilroy to talk about design tools that government agencies can use to reduce the costs of their IT systems. May 31, 2011

    May 31, 2011
  • Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

    May 27, 2011
  • A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra\'s recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency\'s IT is helping them meet their mission.

    May 25, 2011
  • OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.

    May 24, 2011
  • CodeSherpas, Inc. founding partner David Bock joins host John Gilroy to discuss how open source technology can benefit your agency. May 17, 2011

    May 17, 2011
  • Some apps developed through Washington, D.C.\'s Apps for Democracy contest are discontinued because of lack of data. Could the same happen to apps based on federal data due to cuts to the e-government fund?

    May 10, 2011
  • Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra expects the General Services Administration to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It’s part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing, Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports. Kundra said Wednesday there are $20 billion in systems across the [...]

    April 28, 2011