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As Federal Chief Information Officer, Mr. Kundra directed the policy and strategic planning of federal information technology investments and was responsible for oversight of federal technology spending.
Vivek Kundra formerly served in Mayor Fenty's cabinet as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the District of Columbia, responsible for technology operations and strategy for 86 agencies. He has been recognized among the top 25 CTO's in the country and as the 2008 IT Executive of the Year for his pioneering work to drive transparency, engage citizens and lower the cost of government operations. Kundra is also recognized for his leadership in public safety communications, cyber security, and IT portfolio management. Before Kundra came to the District, Governor Timothy M. Kaine appointed him Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the first dual cabinet role in the state's history. Kundra's diverse record also includes technology and public policy experience in private industry and academia. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia's Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership and holds an MS in Information Technology from the University of Maryland.
United States CIO Vivek Kundra travels beyond the Beltway to learn more about innovative technologies that can improve government services and drive progress and productivity.
CIO Vivek Kundra discusses his event in San Francisco highlighting an innovative new program to open up city government.
Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra discusses how the federal government is using the IT Dashboard combined with face-to-face meeting to change accountability in government.
Yesterday, Federal agencies answered the President’s call by democratizing hundreds of high-value datasets on every aspect of government operations. While this is meaningful for the technology community and transparency advocates who have been working on this issue for years, the data released will have direct impact on the daily lives of the American people. Here are three examples to consider.
Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra talks about the migration of one of his efforts to expand transparency migrating overseas.
As the Data.gov platform continues to grow and evolve, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra lays out the key principles that guide its development.