Vivek Kundra

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'Cloud first' good intentions could backfire

Many federal agencies, it appears, are reacting to the Office of Management and Budget "cloud first" mandate by checking a box--and a wasteful one, at that. In a March 22 blog posted on the Federal

Kundra: TechStat needs $60 million

A planned expansion of Office of Management and Budget " TechStat " meetings requires $60 million in congressional appropriations, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told a House panel

IT Dashboard still inaccurate, says GAO

The IT Dashboard still does not live up to its billing as a real-time indicator of agency information technology programs' status, says the Government Accountability Office. In a report dated March

McClure warns of possible 'cloud first' culture clash

The shift to cloud-based technology across government promises many benefits, but the transition will be a cultural challenge, warned Dave McClure, associate administrator at the General Services

Kundra plan to subsidize mobile phones would take a congressional act, says Turco

A plan under consideration by the Office of Management and Budget to subsidize federal employee purchase of mobile devices for work use would require a change in appropriations law, said Kathleen

Kundra: Federal CIOs need to decentralize mobile device ownership

Mobile devices could be the next information technology asset removed from the core of agency information technology budgets. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says the phenomenon of

Guest Commentary: What is agile development?

Guest post by Roger Broyles A key component of the Obama administration's new 25-point plan for reforming IT management is its emphasis on modular development of IT applications and systems. Modular

On counting chickens and riding donkeys--it's budget season

A farmer's daughter was going to market, carrying a pail of milk on her head. As she walked, she thought, "When I sell this milk, I'll have enough money to buy dozens of eggs. When the eggs hatch,

Kundra: 'Cloud first' to be funded by data center consolidation savings

Agency migration to cloud computing will be funded by reinvesting savings realized from data center consolidation, said Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra while speaking to reporters Feb.

Audio: Vivek Kundra on federal IT priorities and the fiscal 2012 IT budget

Information technology is a major component of projects across the federal government and, similarly, it's comprises a major chunk of the budget. The federal government plans to spend $79.5 billion