via WBJ FedBiz Daily
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will leave his post later this summer for a fellowship at Harvard University, the White House announced Wednesday.
Kundra, who previously served as chief technology officer for the District of Columbia before joining the Obama administration in March 2009, will move on in mid-August to serve as a joint fellow at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
“We are planning for a smooth transition, ” said Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, in his online blog, though no specifics were provided as to who would lead IT initiatives in his absence. Lew credited Kundra with saving $3 billion in taxpayer dollars through cuts to wasteful spending, moving the government to the cloud, strengthened cybersecurity, and enabling a more open, transparent, and participatory government.