The Wall Street Journal has coverage of Obama’s pick of the current CTO of the District of Columbia as the first CIO of the United States.
Vivek Kundra is the man who created an internal Wiki for the DC Government that took off on their intranet. He’s a big proponent of online collaboration. He won’t be mandating SharePoint for all government agencies, but how about ObamaBlog and ConstitutionWiki? Twitter feeds for pork?
This announcement and the upcoming CTO placement are a great start for a technology literate administration in the White House.
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