Transition Watch: Obama Names Vivek Kundra Government's Chief Information Officer


After weeks of speculation, it’s official. The White House announced today that Vivek Kundra will be the government’s chief information officer.

Kundra has served as the chief technology officer for Washington, D.C. since 2007. In his new role, he will direct governmentwide information technology investments, policy and spending oversight.  When a governmentwide chief technology officer is named, they will work together to advance the president’s technology agenda.

We’ll have more for you following a news conference with Kundra later today.


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