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Vivek Kundra Quits As Federal CIO 90

CWmike writes "The first person ever appointed as the CIO of the federal government, Vivek Kundra, is resigning after two and a half years on the job, the White House said Thursday. There was no hint in the announcement made by Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, that Kundra's exit was prompted by a shift in the White House's view on IT. Lew, who praised the CIO's work, said Kundra was leaving to take a fellowship at Harvard. Kundra was appointed CIO a few months after President Barack Obama took office. He immediately outlined an agenda that emphasized cloud adoption, use of consumer technologies, and making data available to the public on new sites, such as He was critical of big IT contracts that moved too slowly and were at risk of failing."
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Vivek Kundra Quits As Federal CIO

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  • Good (Score:4, Insightful)

    by jhoegl ( 638955 ) on Thursday June 16, 2011 @06:31PM (#36468976)
    If he thinks the "cloud" is where the government should be going, he is a moron.
    Likely people started realizing they already had a cloud, like the British Government, and then realized he was talking out of his ass.
    Not to mention the security risks in a distributed, shared resource infrastructure.
    GG dumbass, you lasted 2 and a half years.
  • Skip Logic Rocks! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by 0p7imu5_P2im3 ( 973979 ) on Thursday June 16, 2011 @06:40PM (#36469066) Journal
    His speeches about how IT should be handled were some of the worst. He was most likely looking for buzz words on Wikipedia an hour before each of his speeches. No Agenda covered one of them and had some fun at his expense... but they never covered another one of his speeches IIRC. Not really surprised that Harvard took him.
  • by geekmux ( 1040042 ) on Thursday June 16, 2011 @07:14PM (#36469334)

    ...The Mr. Kundra had no authority, no control, no budget, no nothing my guess is the only reason he took the job was he was a former private sector employee and most likely had buyers regret within the week...

    Quite frankly, if anyone above the title of "Manager" takes a position within IT without knowing their actual level of authority to effect real change or wield power, then they should probably rethink a new career field...or add "idiot" to their title.

  • Tired? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by amightywind ( 691887 ) on Thursday June 16, 2011 @07:15PM (#36469340) Journal
    He got tired of being owned by the Chinese. A master of bullsh*t bingo with the right skin color, nothing more.

Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. -- F. Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"