Monday, March 16, 2009

The New US CIO

Vivek Kundra recently outlined his priorities, which as expected are in line with those set out with President Obama in his campaign. Since Kundra is the first US CIO, he is moving into some uncharted territory.

One of his challenges will be to achieve a balance between information availability and security - that classic balancing act of the IS professional. The president's agenda clearly includes having systems that make information more easily available and also enbcourage and facilitate public participation in the governance process. Obama has already fought a battle over his Blackberry on the same issue, and achieved a qualified win. Similar issues will arise with the new CIO. An article on his latest announcements is found here.

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