Mark the Date: Vivek Kundra speaks to POC Tues., May 5

Vivek KundraIn case you missed him, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra was on Capitol Hill yesterday reiterating the administration’s intent to move more government data online. “We’re ensuring that we create a much more transparent and open government so the American people know what’s going,” said Kundra, speaking before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. (For more details on the talk, check out PC Magazine’s take here.)

What’s ahead
Back in March, Obama named Vivek Kundra to the position of federal CIO. At the time, Kundra was serving as Washington, D.C.’s chief technology officer, a role in which he implemented a “digital public square.” (Most notably, Kundra’s office created the D.C. Digital Public Square website.) Now Kundra is intent on bringing greater IT investment and cybersecurity initiatives to the federal government. So, how might those initiatives play out?

Kundra to speak at POC
Find out for yourself on Tuesday, May 5 when Kundra offers an exclusive talk before Potomac Officers Club. Kundra will weigh in on his new role as CIO, and share details on how the private sector can be part of the federal government’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity. More details on Kundra’s appearance are available here.

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