• Aneesh Chopra, the White House’s first chief technology officer, leaving

    January 27th, 2012 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , ,
    Aneesh Chopra, the White House’s first chief technology officer, leaving

    Aneesh, former Virginia CIO, had a somewhat lower profile than his colleague, federal CIO Vivek Kundra, but by most accounts was a successful CTO for the feds. I did not know him as well as Vivek who was a regular guest at our U.S. GAO […]

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    Congress to restore eGov funding for open government and transparency programs, doubtful if California will

    December 17th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    Congress to restore eGov funding for open government and transparency programs, doubtful if California will

    According to Federal Computer Week, four of former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s major initiatives – Data.gov, Federal IT Dashboard, Challenge.gov and Performance.gov will survive earlier Congressional attempts to cancel them. Obviously, this is a major victory for all of us who are transparency advocates as […]

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    SNAP: Former Fed CIO Labels Big IT Vendors as Cartel-like Obstructionists

    September 2nd, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
    SNAP: Former Fed CIO Labels Big IT Vendors as Cartel-like Obstructionists

    Former federal CIO Vivek Kundra didn’t pull any punches this week in his article in the New York Times taking large IT vendors to task for their “cartel” like obstruction to real cost savings and efficiencies in the fed’s $80 billion annual investment in technology: […]

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    Former Microsoft Exec Named as new Federal CIO

    August 5th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , ,
    Former Microsoft Exec Named as new Federal CIO

    Early rumors about President Obama’s appointment of a Microsoft executive to replace Vivek Kundra as the federal Chief Information Officer caused quite the titillation here in Sacramento last week. The state and vendor IT community here had speculated that one of our own, former Chief […]

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    Gov Brown, Here are State Technology Initiatives that could Save Billions

    January 7th, 2011 by admin Categories: Blogs Tags: , , , , , , , ,
    Gov Brown, Here are State Technology Initiatives that could Save Billions

    Sacramento and the entire state for that matter are rife with speculation these days about the composition of incoming Jerry Brown II Administration and his plans to tackle the state’s huge budget deficit. The Governor-elect has fanned the flames of this discussion by his generally […]

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