As our nation’s first federal Chief Information Officer, Vivek Kundra brought fresh ideas and innovative solutions to help tackle our nation’s aging IT infrastructure. With rising cost and increased vulnerability, Kundra played a key role in making sure our government was safe, secure, efficient and modern.
With the recent news of his departure in August, we take a quick video look back at his two and a half year career.
December 8, 2009 – Committed to a more transparent and open government, Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra sat down for “Open for Questions: Transparency in Government” video discussion. Taking questions from the White House website, Kundra and Chopra answered questions on how they are working to achieve the goals that they have set forth in creating a more transparent and open government.
April 6, 2010 – As more business processes move towards the digital world, the federal government is learning how to adapt to the evolving technology landscape. Kundra talks with Fedscoop on the importance of telework.
May 20, 2010 – One of the biggest gaps in the federal government is a gap in technology between the public and private sector, Kundra said while speaking at the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop on May 20, 2010. Kundra called for uniform collaboration between the public and private sector to help accelerate cloud adoption and make it the “platform for innovation as we move forward.”
October 12, 2010 – Kundra updates his five key pillars at FedTalks 2010 on October 12, 2010. Five key pillars is a plan created by Kundra that outlines how government operations must adapt to the change in technology and challenges faced in the United States.
25 Point Plan
December 9, 2010 – Kundra walks through the 25 Point Implementation Plan to reform IT Management during the White House Forum on IT Management Reform.
March, 16, 2011 – In June 2009, the IT dashboard was launched, tracking 80 billion dollars of IT spending annually. Kundra explains how this dashboard has helped make federal government IT projects more efficient while saving $3 billion in taxpayer funding.