Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is resigning to take a fellowship at Harvard, reports Bloomberg.
President Obama hired him in March 2009 as the nation's first federal CIO, overseeing the $80 billion the government spends each year on IT. He faced a lot of headwinds from the beginning, as our Ann All wrote after his first six months in office. Perhaps he's best known for his 25-point plan for moving federal agencies to the cloud.
Federal News Radio carries a statement from Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, about Kundra's departure, including:
He has cracked down on wasteful IT spending, saved $3 billion in taxpayer dollars; moved the government to the cloud; strengthened the cybersecurity posture of the nation while making it more open, transparent, and participatory. His work has been replicated across the world ...