Tag Archives: Vivek Kundra

Relaunch of Data.Gov’s Makes Site More User-Friendly

The federal government’s online data repository is getting a face lift this Friday, with added features that will help make the site easier to use as well as promote transparency. The Obama administration is relaunching the Data.gov website with newly added tools that include the integrated Microsoft Bing search, featured …

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OMB Issues New Rules on Cybersecurity

Federal agencies will this summer start sending real-time automated data feeds on cyber threats to the Homeland Security Department’s national cybersecurity division, which then will analyze the information and offers advice to agencies on ways to address vulnerabilities and defend against cyber attacks, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek …

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Chopra and Kundra Assess Open Gov Plans

Federal CTO and CIO Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra believe that the Open Government Initiatives for each agency “are off to a good start–but have much more work to do.” In a blog post on the White House website, Chopra and Kundra outlined three major findings from reviews of the …

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Open Government: “Making it Real” Panel

The Open Government Directive has been “wildly successful,” according to GSA’s David McClure said.While the open government plans have opened floodgates across agencies to allow Americans to participate in democracy and give feedback, “we are talking steps down a longer road,” he continued. It is the process of restoring trust …

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Obama Creates Task Force, New Website to Help Small Businesses

President Barack Obama yesterday signed an executive order requiring federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra to create a website that tracks agency progress in meeting all small-business goals, as well as calling for the creation of a task force that will ensure small …

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Kundra Looks to ‘Faster, Smarter Cybersecurity’

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra recently unveiled the new Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) guidance which will look to use “real-time electronic data that feed directly and immediately into security monitoring and alert systems.” In a blog post, Kundra writes “This change means that agencies will be able …

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Transparency Initiatives Already Improving Government, Says Kundra

In testimony Tuesday before the U.S. subcommittee on federal financial management, government information, federal services and international security, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra spoke about how the Obama administration’s Open Government Initiative is already improving the performance of the U.S. government, according to InformationWeek. “Opening our government allows us …

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Kundra Calls for Data.gov Enhancement: YouTube

Vivek Kundra, the Federal CIO, is the backbone of data.gov.  The mission of data.gov is to “increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government” as part of Obama’s Open Government Initiative. It has been a key tool to help the …

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D.C. CTO Sivak Brings New Ideas to Role

New District of Columbia Chief Technology Officer Bryan Sivak is bringing initiatives to his new role – and lots of initiatives for D.C. Included in his database of plans is the recently launched TrackDC program.  TrackDC functions as a real-time operational dashboard for every agency in the city. D.C. is …

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