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Monthly Archives: May 2010

No Stupid Ideas

I had a wonderful opportunity to be shadowed by Anthony who was in a leadership development program from another agency.  He and I talked a lot about innovation and the whole notion of how to get good ideas.  At the end of …

NRC Identification Cards

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), like all other Federal agencies, has been deploying new credentials or identification cards to its employees and contractors. These credentials are being issued under the auspices of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (or HSPD-12). These …

Data.gov: Pretty Advanced for a One-Year-Old

Data.gov: Pretty Advanced for a One-Year-Old Vivek Kundra, Federal Chief Information Officer   One year ago, data.gov was born with 47 datasets of government information that was previously unavailable to the public. The thinking behind this was that this data …

Vivek Kundra Keynote at the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s keynote at the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop May 20, 2010. Kundra describes the gap between consumers access to IT and the government. He calls for cloud computing to narrow this gap while maintaining security, data …

State of Public Sector Cloud Computing

Executive Summary Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer The Obama Administration is changing the way business is done in Washington and bringing a new sense of responsibility to how we manage taxpayer dollars. We are working to bring the spirit …

Get Shorty: GSA Launches URL Service for Federal Government

Keeping things brief is getting easier inside the Federal Government—at least when it comes to web addresses. Recognizing the increasing popularity of character-limited tools such as Twitter, GSA recently developed and launched Go.USA.gov, which can turn a burdensome dot-gov web …

Army Harnesses Creativity of Its Own Ranks

Taking a cue from the success of Apps for Democracy, a 2008 contest from the DC government encouraging citizens to leverage DC data, the Department of the Army is looking to its key stakeholders—soldiers and Army civilians—to throw their ideas …

State of Public Sector Cloud Computing USA.gov

Case Study: General Services Administration (Office of Citizen Services) – USA.gov Reducing costs and improving service by moving USA.gov to a cloud-based hosting environment Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer As the Federal Government’s primary information portal, USA.gov, presents the …

Accelerating Technologies

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend a conference in which Ray Kurzweil made a presentation called “The Democratization of Innovation in an Era of Accelerating Technologies.” Ray, an inventor, futurist, entrepreneur, and author, took us through …

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