Vivek Kundra

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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

ERAM plan shows deployment rate of 5 to 7 a year

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to deploy a troubled software effort to its 20 air route traffic control centers at a rate of 5 to 7 a year through Sept. 30, 2014, according to a corrective...

White House taps VanRoekel to replace Kundra as federal CIO

Steven VanRoekel will replace Vivek Kundra as the Office of Management and Budget's administrator for e-government and information technology, says an Aug. 4 report in the New York Times. Kundra

Short OMB deadlines forced agencies to rush data center consolidation plans, GAO says

Federal agencies rushed to meet Office of Management and Budget data center consolidation reporting and plan deadlines, the Government Accountability Office says, setting up the initiative for the

Federal government to shut down 373 data centers by end of 2012

The federal government will shut down 178 data centers in 2012, adding to the 195 that will be closed by the end of this year, the White House announced July 20. In a WhiteHouse.gov blog post,

Audio: White House announces 81 data center closures

The federal government will close down 195 data centers by Dec. 31, the White House announced July 20 during a press call and press release. On the call were Stephanie Cutter, assistant to the

Kundra: My naivety was an asset

USA.gov should be the single online platform for the entire federal government, asserted outgoing Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra during a July 14 House hearing. "The idea is that for

Kundra: Data center shutdowns unchanged at 39

The number of data centers the federal government has closed as part of a White House-led effort to close 137 of them by Dec. 31 remains at 39, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek

One giant federal website a possibility

A White House-led effort to revamp federal agency websites could result in one giant second-level doimain for all of government, although such an outcome isn't guaranteed, said participants in a July

VA to open its doors to wider variety of mobile devices

On Oct. 1 the Veterans Affairs Department plans to allow employees access to a "particular set of very popular [mobile] devices," once they are secure and encrypted, said VA Chief Information Officer