CIO back on the job

Vivek Kundra came back to the Obama Administration this week – his brief leave of absence came on the heels of an FBI raid of his old office and two arrests.

Before his gig as the Chief Information Officer of the country, Kundra served as the Chief Technology Officer for the District of Columbia. He wasn’t the target of the FBI investigation, but his information systems security officer was arrested on bribery charges.

Privacy and online security will be among the biggest communication issues faced by the Obama Administration – with Google, a key Obama Administration ally, at the center of the storm. When taken along with the former lobbyists appointed to departments they used to lobby and cabinet nominees who couldn’t be bothered paying taxes, the trend of lip service over ethics is more than a little disturbing.

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