Vivek Kundra

  • Using enterprise architecture to contain federal IT costs

    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

  • CIOs cite struggles with agile development

    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.

  • Federal IT is far from horrible, CIOs say

    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.

  • Budget cuts shutter two open gov sites, others impacted

    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.

  • Understanding Java and open source software

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

  • With e-gov fund cuts, will citizen-developed apps discontinue?

    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?

  • GSA’s email cloud contract could be worth $2.5 billion

    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 […]

  • GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

    Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA 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. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

  • OMB to close 137 data centers by end of year

    The Office of Management and Budget has released a list of 137 data centers it plans to close by the end of the year.

  • Carper wants to know plans for open gov sites

    The Delaware Democratic senator wrote a letter to federal CIO Vivek Kundra asking for more details about which transparency websites will continue and which will go dark. Congress reduced the E-Government Fund by 76 percent in 2011forcing some near-term decisions.