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Fenty Announces Changes After OCTO Scandal

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City Administrator Dan Tangherlini and Interim OCTO Director Chris Willey watch as Mayor Fenty addresses reporters today. (Photo by David Nakamura)

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty said he is appointing Chris Willey as the interim director of the scandal-plagued Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Willey was a deputy of Vivek Kundra, the former director who recently went to work for the Obama administration.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided OCTO last week, after arresting one of its managers and a contractor in a kickback scam.

Several other employees have been fired in recent days.

In addition, Fenty said this afternoon that he has asked an independent auditor, BDO Seidman, to look at all the contracts from the office and has hired an information technology security firm to work with OCTO. Fenty also has issued a mayoral order to limit contracts coming out of the office to $100,000 each, bringing OCTO in line with other city agencies. OCTO had been allowed to issue contracts of up to $500,000.

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By Marcia Davis  |  March 19, 2009; 2:18 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety , Mayor Fenty  
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Comments

Oh yeah, Fenty out in front of the issue now! how about you learn how to manage and realize you need to be ahead of the curve not following the curve. Your adminstration is going to be on record as the most corrupt for all time in DC for the BS being discovered under your watch. it would be admirable if you were initiating these investigation or even had a clue the investigations were underway. FEnty it's time to manage, not lead by being in front of a camera. manage, it's time for some real reform in DC government.

Posted by: oknow1 | March 19, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

This not surprising at all!!! But when will they investigate the Department of Human Resources and there illegal hiring practices working in conjunction with OCTO.

Posted by: msmarciaparker | March 19, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

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