Feds Give Kundra “B” Grade – Ask VanRoekel to Focus on Operations

September 26, 2011
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — MeriTalk (, the government IT network, today announced the results of the “Over to You, Mr. VanRoekel… A Federal IT Referendum on Change Study,” which provides insight on the Federal IT community’s take on Vivek Kundra’s leadership, expectations for the new Federal CIO, and feedback on key Federal IT priorities — cloud, data center consolidation, and cyber security. Based on a survey of Federal IT professionals at the MeriTalk Innovation Nation conference on August 23, the study gives Vivek Kundra a “B” grade for leadership and shows that Feds support his initiatives — but raises questions about OMB’s implementation timing, funding, and conflicting mandates.

While the majority of Federal IT professionals (71 percent) believe Vivek Kundra made a significant impact while in office and credit his vision as his greatest strength, the study reveals that top challenges under Kundra included lack of funding to fulfill mandates (59 percent), conflicting mandates (44 percent), and unrealistic goals/mandates (41 percent). When asked to vote on the three most important priorities for the new Federal CIO, Steven VanRoekel, respondents say:

via SunHerald, continued here.