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Vivek Kundra Back On The Job

Kim Hart

Federal Chief Technology Officer Vivek Kundra returned to his job today, White House officials told the New York Times after it was reported today by TechPresident.

Kundra took a five-day leave of absence after the FBI raided his former stomping grounds: the District of Columbia Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Kundra was not implicated in the bribery charges that former employee Yusuf Acar now faces. Kundra's quick departure from his new job came hours after his first public appearance after taking on the new role. He spoke last week about his priorities at the FOSE government technology trade show in Washington.

By Kim Hart  |  March 17, 2009; 5:45 PM ET  | Category:  Kim Hart
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Wow ! We now have a convicted shoplifter as United States CIO!!
That's very promising.

Posted by: Troglodyte | March 17, 2009 7:53 PM

Great news. Kundra was great for the city and I'm happy to see him back on the job.

Posted by: Brunoterp | March 17, 2009 8:16 PM

What is wrong with this administration? Why is Vivek kundra back on the Job? Gross incompetence and mismanagement of his management officials and the District's money in his previous position...and a felon to boot! ...and this guy passed a security clearance?

Posted by: adhmum | March 17, 2009 8:19 PM

The cell member is back in the Whitehouse?
Well no wonder there is no confidence that a Constitutional Republic is in tact.

Money stays in the matress, until President Biden with his cabinet and his team is in place.

Posted by: dottydo | March 17, 2009 9:09 PM

What hypocrites you all are.

"What about Cheney’s shooting his friend while on a hunting trip and then trying to cover it up. That is way more important than a misdemeanor."

"Did Dick Cheney step down after his CHIEF Scooter Libby was convicted?"

"Our last president was convicted of a DUI and our former vice president had two drunk driving convictions. I don’t think a minor incident as a college student comes even close. Clearly, you can hold government office at all levels for way worse."

Kundra should’ve never been placed on leave in the first place - he was not at all linked to the federal investigation.

Posted by: Citizen21 | March 17, 2009 9:46 PM

Is this not the administration of "Change?" an organization if you are the are supposed to manage - not just the organization but the people who report to him. This guy....Ancar...reported to him. Also....Mr. Kundra....per procurement rules has to sign-off on the IT work to be performed and the goods to be bought by the District per a "PIF;" an OCTO procedure. Hopefully this clears things up!

Posted by: adhmum | March 17, 2009 10:27 PM

If you go to the AITC website you can see how these guys amassed a lot of D.C. government contracts and also that they have two offices, one here and one in India.

The website boasts about how AITC is a prime outsourcer to India.

What about all the jobs we need here in the good ole U.S.?

The India high tech lobby needs to be curtailed.

Posted by: pgobe | March 18, 2009 6:28 AM

So, Kundra is a convicted thief, but he was reinstated anyway? What a wacky administration.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | March 18, 2009 8:49 AM

Glad Vivek Kundra is back! The president made a great choice!

Posted by: eastoftheriver | March 18, 2009 1:04 PM

Vivek Kundra is very Smart guy for the Job.
President Obama had made the right choice.
kundra had done great job as DC's CTO. i am glad he is back. Good Luck Vivek!

Posted by: jihuzur | March 18, 2009 2:11 PM

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