Blog Posts Tagged with "Vivek Kundra"

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Vivek Kundra Makes the Case for Government Cloud

September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"...governments around the world are wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary information technology. This problem has worsened in recent years because of what I call the 'I.T. cartel.' This powerful group of private contractors encourages reliance on inefficient software and hardware..."

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White House Hires Former Microsoft Exec as Federal CIO

August 12, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The White House has named a new Chief Information Officer to succeed Vivek Kundra. Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel, an Obama supporter who attended the inauguration, will become the next Chief Information Officer of the federal government...

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Federal CIO Vivek Kundra Warns of IT Vendor Cartel

July 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

In what could best be described as a proclamation reminiscent of Eisenhower's admonition of the powerful "military industrial complex", outgoing Federal CIO Vivek Kundra issued statements warning of security risks compounded by "an IT cartel" of vendors perpetuating big contract boondoggles...

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Fed CIO Vivek Kundra Leaves White House for Harvard

June 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We are planning for a smooth transition, continuing these remarkable gains in changing the way the federal government manages IT and Vivek’s impact on cutting waste and making government work better for the American people will continue to be felt well beyond his departure..."

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NIST Releases Draft of Cloud Computing Synopsis

May 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Organizations should be aware of the security issues that exist in cloud computing. As complex networked systems, clouds are affected by traditional computer and network security issues such as the needs to provide data confidentiality, data integrity, and system availability...

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Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Officially Launched

February 20, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

Cloud computing allows the Federal Government to use its IT investments in a more innovative way and to adopt innovations from the private sector. Cloud computing will also help IT services take advantage of leading-edge technologies including devices such as tablet computers and smart phones...

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NIST Launches Cloud Computing Collaboration Twiki

January 10, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been designated by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra to accelerate the federal government’s secure adoption of cloud computing by leading efforts to develop standards and guidelines..

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Vivek Kundra's 25 Point IT Management Reform Program

December 15, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The shift to “light technologies,” that is, cloud services, which can be deployed rapidly, and shared solutions will result in substantial cost savings, allowing agencies to optimize spending, and allowing agencies to reinvest in their most critical mission needs...

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