FCW Insider

Blog archive

Kundra plays well in the land down under

Even the Australians took note of Vivek Kundra's ascent last week.

Glenn Irvine, a blogger for the Australia-based Collaborative View, picked up on a story by the Washington Post, noting in particular Kundra's affinity for social media.

The role of social networking in President Barack Obama's campaign "will no doubt undergo some significant analysis by political organisations around the globe for the major affect they had in the campaign," Irvine writes.

Australian politicians "could learn a lesson or two" from the Obama team, according to Irvine. The "information and communications technology" industry would be happy if they did.

"I feel President Obama has shown some modern thinking and leadership that the [information and communications technology] industry can take heart in. The very creation of Federal CIO and CTO positions highlights the critical importance of ICT in our current World. Australia’s politicians should seriously take note."

Posted by John Stein Monroe on Mar 10, 2009 at 12:14 PM


Featured

  • Management
    people standing on keyboard (Who is Danny/Shutterstock.com)

    OPM-GSA merger plan detailed in legislative proposal

    The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan.

  • Cloud
    cloud applications (chanpipat/Shutterstock.com)

    GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

    GSA is developing a cloud email and enterprise services contract inspired by the single-source vehicle the Department of Defense devised for back-office software.

  • Defense
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    DOD looks to unify software spending for 2020

    Defense Department acquisition head, Ellen Lord, hopes to simplify software buying and improve business systems following the release of the Defense Innovation Board's final software acquisition study.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.