InformationWeek Picks Vivek Kundra as Chief of the Year

The Nation's First Federal CIO, Appointed by President Obama in March 2009, Named Top IT Leader

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Dec 21, 2009

TechWeb's InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology media brand, today announced its annual InformationWeek Chief of the Year recipient, Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra.

InformationWeek's annual Chief of the Year award recognizes an IT leader who has demonstrated both a compelling IT strategy and an ability to deliver business benefits as a result of that strategy. The U.S. government is one of the largest IT users in the world, with an annual IT budget of $76 billion and 71,000 IT workers. As the nation's first federal CIO, appointed by President Obama in March 2009, Kundra has made significant progress in a number of key areas, including cloud computing, IT project management, and making government data more widely available for public consumption.

"When the editors were evaluating Chief of the Year candidates, we were looking for someone with a captivating vision and strategic outlook, but also someone who gets things done. In his nine months on the job, Kundra has proved to be both, and that's a rare quality," said Rob Preston, VP and Editor In Chief of InformationWeek.

Kundra is responsible for federal IT policy, strategic planning, IT spending, enterprise architecture, system interoperability, information security and privacy. He's also charged with improving the performance and lowering the costs of the federal government's operations and has a role in implementing President Obama's mandate for increased government transparency.

To view the full article on InformationWeek.com, please visit Informationweek.com/1253/coty.

For more in-depth analysis on federal CIO Vivek Kundra, access the complete report at InformationWeek Analytics, Informationweek.com/analytics/chief2009.

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