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Transition Watch: Obama Names Vivek Kundra Government's Chief Information Officer

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After weeks of speculation, it’s official. The White House announced today that Vivek Kundra will be the government’s chief information officer.

Kundra has served as the chief technology officer for Washington, D.C. since 2007. In his new role, he will direct governmentwide information technology investments, policy and spending oversight.  When a governmentwide chief technology officer is named, they will work together to advance the president’s technology agenda.

We’ll have more for you following a news conference with Kundra later today.

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  1. Fedline » Update on Vivek Kundra Says:
    March 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    [...] finished a conference call with Vivek Kundra, the president’s pick for chief information [...]

  2. Fedline » Clouds and feeds Says:
    March 5th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    [...] finished a conference call with Vivek Kundra, the president’s pick for chief information [...]

  3. rloftin99 Says:
    March 15th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    http://www.USGovXML.com is an index of publically available web services and XML data sources provided by the US government. It includes detailed descriptions of the data sources and their operations. Links to the host systems for documentation, tech support, etc. are also available. Source code snippets are provided to help developers better understand how to use the data sources. Web based applets, for use by mobile devices (i.e. SmartPhones), have also been provided. The mobile applets are available at http://www.USGovXML.com/mobile.