Vivek Kundra

  • Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

    The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.

  • Time to update the federal CIO law?

    Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA’s CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

  • Bring your own telework tools

    The federal government could soon pay a $2,000 subsidy to federal employees who buy their own mobile devices.

  • Pitfalls of employee-owned mobile devices for work

    A few agency CIO’s have bought onto the idea of employee-owned cell phones and laptops. But what are the pitfalls?

  • Kundra pushes employee-owned mobile devices for work

    Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said he wants to move toward giving feds a subsidy – of say, $2,000 – to purchase their own devices to work on.

  • OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

    The administration’s IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

  • Feds could save $20 billion using cloud computing

    Approximately $20 billion of the $80 billion the government spends on information technology is a potential target for migration to the cloud, according to the new Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. The document was released by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra February 8. According to estimates, the departments of Homeland Security and Treasury have the […]

  • Kundra: 25 percent of IT budget to fund cloud computing

    GovInfoSecurity reports that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is committing funds to cloud computing efforts in government.

  • Cloud Security Alliance Summit kicks off Monday

    Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Cloud Security Alliance Summit. Kundra is expected to discuss the federal government’s strategy for moving to the cloud. The event is being held Monday, February 14 in San Francisco, California. According to the group’s website, several research projects involving cloud […]

  • NIST releases cloud computing standards

    Two draft documents released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology define and set guidelines for government cloud computing.