Vivek Kundra

  • Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

    The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office’s initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it’s clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

  • Will cuts to e-gov fund hurt collaboration?

    A deep cut to the e-gov funds for government transparency websites could impact collaboration between agencies and with the public.

  • This week in cloud computing

    Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud Agencies are on track with their cloud computing strategies. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told those in attendance at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop that all agencies have identified the three systems they will move to the cloud as part of the administration’s cloud-first […]

  • Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

    The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration’s government transparency websites.

  • Cloud-first policy, cloud security top of mind for feds

    Federal News Radio covered two big stories this week on cloud computing. Check them out! Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern Federal lawyers and record managers are watching closely how the General Services Administration, the Agriculture Department and others move their email and collaboration services to private sector cloud computing providers. Federal News Radio’s Jason […]

  • Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud

    Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says agencies are on track to move to the cloud and framed his ideas for where he wants government to go in the future.

  • OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

    Several sites, including Data.gov, the IT Dashboard and the FEDRamp cloud efforts, could be shut down in the next two months if the administration doesn’t get more money under the E-government fund. In all, nine sites are on the list to be discontinued by July 30 if OMB doesn’t find money to keep it going. Experts say OMB has several ways to keep the sites up, including pass-the-hat among agencies.

  • Tablets flood market, shape mobile workforce

    The release of the iPad2 – Apple’s latest version of its tablet computer – is not just hype but a sign of an increasingly mobile federal workforce.

  • Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

    Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

  • Cloud computing progress to be discussed at NIST forum

    Government and industry leaders are coming together to discuss progress the government has made to advance open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop III April 7-8 at the agency’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Working groups formed at […]