Vivek Kundra

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Philadelphia launches revamped 311 system

Wednesday, the city announced it had completed shifting its existing system to new a cloud-based platform. 

VMware's Tony Scott named federal chief information officer

The White House announced Feb. 5 that Tony Scott, chief information officer at cloud and virtualization software company VMWare, is the next federal CIO.

GSA shuts down apps.gov

The General Services Administration has closed an online storefront for software-as-a-service closely associated with former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. The online store, apps.gov, was shut down "in an effort to provide streamlined customer service," GSA said in a statement, using language not dissimilar from its September 2009 announcement of the storefront's creation.

18 months later, 25-point plan language vastly different

The Office of Management and Budget's 25 point plan to reform federal information technology passed its final milestone, the 18-month mark, on June 9. Just how well the federal government tracked against the plan is unclear, however, as the rhetoric out of OMB has shifted considerably since the plan's December 2010 unveiling.

FierceGovernmentIT FOIAs GSA TechStat documents

Our latest TechStat FOIA request was to the General Services Administration, for meeting materials and follow-up memos related to all TechStat meetings about its IT systems. 

Section 508 implementation dialogue separate from regulatory refresh

The Office of the Management and Budget says it's very close to publishing a strategic plan for Section 508 implementation across government, but before it does, the White House is seeking feedback

VanRoekel: Cybersecurity is an administration priority

Cybersecurity is one of the Obama Administration's top five information technology priorities, said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, while speaking at a Feb. 24 AFECA Bethesda

VanRoekel pushes 'smart' federal website reform

A new report that aims to map the federal web universe reveals a sprawling collection of.gov websites, but Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel says it presents a chance to find

E-gov spending doesn't always return investment

The White House spent about $5 million in developing a social network for federal employees before canceling the project in May 2011 due to lack of funding, according to data from a Government...

Spotlight: Kundra praises in New York Times company that gave him speaking engagement

In an opinion piece published Aug. 30 in the New York Times, former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra takes on the "I.T. cartel" for encouraging federal "reliance on inefficient software