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Vivek Kundra

Making Civic Data Useful: The Civic Data Challenge

Jake Brewer | Posted 10.02.2012 | Impact
Jake Brewer

The challenge of making use of the valuable data all around us to make our cities (and country) smarter, cleaner, safer, and more vibrant is one that we'll continue to get better at as a society for years to come -- but no time like the present to get started.

Low and Slow: The Process of Reforming Government

Linda E. Brooks Rix | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Linda E. Brooks Rix

If you were asked to make a personal investment in an organization would you accept an investment plan that would take 10 years, billions of dollars, with the odds of success below 25 percent?

White House Gives CIOs New Roles, Without Authority To Cut IT Waste

Wyatt Kash | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics
Wyatt Kash

A recent White House memo giving chief information officers at federal agencies greater responsibilities to reduce wasteful technology spending presents the latest example of the how too often in government, responsibility and authority don't always go hand in hand.

Bianca Bosker

Government's New IT Chief Describes His Biggest Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

When he takes office as the second-ever U.S. Chief Information Officer on Friday, Steven VanRoekel will be expected to manage the government's informa...

Vivek Kundra, a Public Servant Who Gets Stuff Done

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Vivek Kundra, who's leaving his position as America's Chief Information Officer, will continue to serve the country as a joint fellow at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Cloud Computing: A Shift From IT Luxury to Business Necessity

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Cloud computing may have started out as an emerging trend that only IT professionals could get excited about (or fear), but it has quickly become one of the most important paradigm shifts in business today.

Tracking the Progress of the White House Open Government Directive

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

As the new year beckons, there are more ways for the citizens of the United States of America to provide feedback to their federal government than perhaps there ever have been in its history.

First International Open Government Data Conference Features the Power of Platforms

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

Is sunlight the best disinfectant, as Supreme Court Justice Brandeis famously said? This week in Washington, D.C., hundreds of experts have come toge...

Open Government Goes to the Theater at Fedtalks

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

2010-10-21-ahpul.jpgWhat did I learn at Fedtalks? Plenty.

Closing the Digital Divide One Government App at a Time

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Welcome to the brave new world of social (media) government -- a world where you can use mobile phone apps to get information from Uncle Sam so you don't actually have to talk to him.

Obama Can Revolutionize Government Through Democratizing Data

W. David Stephenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
W. David Stephenson

Tagged government data can serve many purposes at minimal cost since the information flows automatically. It could improve both government operating efficiency and decision-making.

Open Government Directive: Obama Moves On Transparency Promise

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner and Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Obama administration acted on a promise the president made on his first day in office -- to make government agencies more transparent,...

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Politics?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

Apps.gov: Federal Agencies Get Online Store For Cloud Services, Apps

ReadWriteEnterprise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The government cloud computing service rumored since late July is here, and companies are jumping at the chance to join Apps.gov, an "online storefron...

Obama Team Uses Transparency Methods to Get U.S. Computer Act Together

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Hey, one way to get big expensive projects done is to make everything visible, and White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and White House ...

Serious About Showing What Happens in Washington

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Newmark

Data.gov is part of the current administration's effort to show how they work and where your money goes. And they're asking us for help.

Some advice for Aneesh Chopra, Obama's New CTO

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

President Obama has announced the long awaited choice for his Chief Technology Officer -- Aneesh Chopra. Says Tim O'Reilly "Aneesh Chopra is a rock s...

Obama Technology Chief Apparently Reinstated After Office Raid

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TechPresident reports that that Vivek Kundra is back at work after taking a leave of absence. Vivek Kundra, the federal government's new Chief Inform...

FBI Raids Obama Technology Chief's Former Office, Worker Arrested

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An aide to President Barack Obama is on leave from his White House job after the FBI raided his old District of Columbia government...

White House Announces Vivek Kundra As Chief Information Officer

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House announced this morning that Vivek Kundra will be the administration's Chief Information Officer. Kundra served as the Chief Technolog...