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Obama Names Vivek Kundra Federal CIO, a Newly Created Position

President Obama today announced that Vivek Kundra, chief technology officer for the District, will be the federal chief information officer.

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.

Read full story: Washington Post

Updates:  UPDATED Mar 07, 2009 4:10 pm PDT
Vivek Kundra: Federal CIO in His Own Words O'Rielly Radar, Mar.7.2009
America's New CIO Loves Google Slashdot, Mar.6.2009

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