Great news: "D.C. Tech Chief Headed For White House Slot"

Great news: "D.C. Tech Chief Headed For White House Slot"

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Hey, Vivek Kundra already has done great online public service/customer service for the city of Washington, I've seen it myself. He's on his way to becoming the country's CIO:

President Obama plans to announce today that Vivek Kundra, chief technology officer for the District, will be the federal chief information officer, according to two administration officials.

It's a job that did not exist in previous administrations; Obama, who leveraged social networks, text messages and other Internet tools on the campaign trail, promised to create a technology czar with the aim of helping the government operate more efficiently.

The newly created federal position will operate under the auspices of the White House. Kundra, 34, is expected to oversee how government agencies purchase and use information technology and will be in charge of all federal technology spending. He also will be responsible for making sure agencies' networks and systems work together and share information while maintaining security and privacy standards.

HT: cheeky_geeky on Twitter.

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