He's laying the groundwork for a government that actually listens to people, and can provide much better customer service.
Check out Chief Of The Year: Vivek Kundra:
public–complicated by the need to ensure security, privacy,
confidentiality, and data quality–is huge, and Kundra will be the
first to admit that most of the work lies ahead. In fact, that's true
for everything on his plate: reducing the number of federal data
centers, transitioning government agencies to cloud services,
bolstering cybersecurity, improving IT project performance, and
engaging the public over the Web.
With such a long, unfinished to-do list, you might say that we're premature in naming Kundra InformationWeek's
Chief of the Year. But that's where we landed, and here's why: The
federal CIO, now nine months into the job, has demonstrated a
compelling vision for overhauling the government's lumbering IT
operations (with 71,000 federal IT workers and more than 10,000 IT
systems), and his progress is so far impressive.