New CIO Seeks High Degree of Collaboration

The new U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vivek Kundra, has issued a number or provocative proposals for building “a collaborative and open technology” platform for all federal agencies.

Kundra has been the CIO of Washington, D.C., and is interested in building the equivalent of a Facebook for each citizen — where he or she can select the level of information feeds that will confidentially come to a personal secure site. For example, one person might want to track federal spending on learning, the forward value of their Social Security payments, votes by his or her Congresswoman and feeds from NASA and OSHA.

Within hours of Kundra’s appointment, he held a conference call outlining how technology could be used quite differently. This is an interesting example of corporate CIO’s to consider. The new U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vivek Kundra, has issued a number or provocative proposals for building “a collaborative and open technology” platform for all federal agencies.

Kundra has been the CIO of Washington, D.C., and is interested in building the equivalent of a Facebook for each citizen — where he or she can select the level of information feeds that will confidentially come to a personal secure site. For example, one person might want to track federal spending on learning, the forward value of their Social Security payments, votes by his or her Congresswoman and feeds from NASA and OSHA.

Within hours of Kundra’s appointment, he held a conference call outlining how technology could be used quite differently. This is an interesting example of corporate CIO’s to consider.

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