reporting done by the Washington Post's Kim Hart.Vivek Kundra, long expected to be appointed the first ever CTO of the US Federal Government, will instead be appointed as the country's first Chief Information Officer (CIO), according to
Kundra became "web 2.0 famous" last Fall when as D.C. CTO he switched 38,000 District of Colombia government employees off of Microsoft Office and onto Google apps instead. What kinds of crazy moves could he make as the government's CIO? We can only imagine.
The CIO appointment has not been announced yet, only speculated on based on Washington Post reporting. There has been, for example, no comment made on Kundra's Twitter account (since October, in fact) - but we're watching for one! We presume the reports are true, though.
We noticed that Kundra's bio page on the D.C. government's website was removed this week but remains in Google's cache.
See Jobwire, our site covering new hires in tech, for our extended coverage of the likely forthcoming announcement.