UPDATE: Vivek's named by Ars Technica as one of their tech policy "People to Watch" 2009
Hey, this would be really good news, he's been doing amazing work for the city of Washington. His stuff uses Net tech for local customer service, and we need that everywhere. (I've seen it firsthand, and not easy to impress me that much.)
The Obama administration plans to announce it has appointed Vivek Kundra, the District of Columbia's chief technology officer to take the top information technology post in the federal government, according to a source.
Kundra, who has deployed advanced applications to improve the performance of public services during his nearly two years as CTO for the District, will replace Karen Evans as administrator for e-government and information technology in the Office of Management and Budget. The position effectively serves as the federal government's chief information officer. The administration could announce Kundra's appointment as soon as Thursday.