Vivek Kundra, President Obamas newly appointed chief information officer, today rolled out a new federal technology agenda based on transparency, citizen engagement, cost containment and innovation. Kundra detailed his plan in an address at the FOSE government IT expo in Washington, D.C.
In a bizarre sidebar, as Kundra was speaking, FBI agents were searching his former workplace, the District of Columbia IT offices where Kundra served as chief technology officer before his federal appointment. The Associated Press confirmed that a District employee and a consultant had been arrested on charges of corruption but there was no indication that Kundra was related to the FBI investigation. (update: As of Wed., March 18, Kundra was cleared of any involvement and returned to his federal post. -ed)
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