Obama names new fed CIO

President Obama announced on Thursday a replacement for departing federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra, who is leaving for a post at Harvard. The new appointee, Steven VanRoekel, served at Microsoft for 15 years before being recruited into the Obama administration in 2009 as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission. In his new post as the nation's top technology chief, VanRoekel will oversee an $80 billion IT budget and lead how the government uses technology. In a news conference, he said he plans to continue the work of his predecessor, bring in new technologies to upgrade service provided by the government and cut costs.

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