Post I.T. - Washington Post Technology Blog Frank Ahrens Sara Goo Sam Diaz Mike Musgrove Alan Sipress Yuki Noguchi Post I.T.
Tech Podcast
The Bloggers
Subscribe to this Blog

Who Will be Obama's CTO?

Kim Hart

Speculation is again running rampant about who the nation's chief technology officer may be, and when the announcement could be made. The New York Times reports today that Obama's transition team will announce the appointment on Wednesday.

I wrote a story today about one possible candidate: Vivek Kundra, who is the CTO for the District of Columbia. He's received attention for letting outside developers create applications with the goal of making government data more transparent, among other things.

We'll keep you posted on the announcement. In the meantime, what do you think about some of Kundra's initiatives? Would they work in the federal government?

By Kim Hart  |  January 5, 2009; 12:55 PM ET  | Category:  Kim Hart
Previous: Amazon, Netflix Top Retail Sites This Holiday Season | Next: DTV Coupon Program Out of Money


Add Post I.T. to Your Site
Stay on top of the latest Post I.T. news! This easy-to-use widget is simple to add to your own Web site and will update every time there's a new installment of Post I.T.
Get This Widget >>


Blogs That Reference This Entry

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/40368

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Who Will be Obama's CTO?:

» Unprecedented Transparency" from "PublicSpend
I saw President-elect Obama pledge “unprecedented transparency” regarding his new economic stimulus plan yesterday. According to Mr Obama, his Administration is planning a Google-like search function to show every program funded by the stimulus pac... read more »

Tracked on January 26, 2009 8:42 AM

Comments

Please email us to report offensive comments.



I think the DC apps contest was innovative in a way that few government agencies--or private sector companies for that matter--have ever been. Would be interested to see a follow up in 6-12 months on which apps are being used the most and/or returning the most for DC government's investment in this program.

Posted by: blondon | January 7, 2009 3:08 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 

© 2009 The Washington Post Company