Posts Tagged ‘Vivek Kundra’

Kundra takes leave of absence from federal CIO post

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Computer World:

March 13, 2009 (Computerworld) WASHINGTON — The fallout from Thursday’s arrests of a District of Columbia IT security official and contractor quickly raised questions about the fate of Vivek Kundra, the new federal CIO who until recently ran the office now mired in bribery allegations.

Until his appointment by President Barack Obama as CIO less than two weeks ago, Kundra was chief technology officer for the District of Columbia. But yesterday, Kundra’s former ninth-floor office in a downtown government building was a crime scene. A police officer was stationed in the office lobby while investigators searched through records.

Old office of Obama’s CIO pick gets raided by FBI

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Computer World:

March 12, 2009 (Computerworld) WASHINGTON — While new federal CIO Vivek Kundra gave a speech here this morning on his vision for the U.S. government’s use of technology, the FBI conducted a search of the District of Columbia’s IT offices — where Kundra worked until last week — and arrested an employee and another person who works for an outsourcing vendor, according to published reports.

There was no indication that Kundra was connected in any way to the FBI’s raid, which was part of a bribery sting operation. And if Kundra was aware of what was going on at his former offices or concerned about the raid, it wasn’t evident during his speech at FOSE 2009, a trade show focused on government IT.