Andrea DiMaio

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One More Government CIO Ends Up in the Cloud

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 18, 2012  |  1 Comment

I recently pointed out that there has been a number of high-profile government IT executives holding whole-of-government positions who have moved out of government. One of them was Vivek Kundra, the former US Federal CIO, who accepted a position at Harvard, while others moved to vendors who are quite active in the cloud enablement or […]

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No Need To Get Mad at Kundra: IT Cartels and Silos Are Here To Stay.

by Andrea Di Maio  |  September 2, 2011  |  2 Comments

It appears that Vivek Kundra’s first article for the New York Times after stepping down as CIOs did not make him many friends among large government IT contractors, as he wrote: … governments around the world are wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary information technology. This problem has worsened in recent years because of what […]


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Goodbye Vivek: Let’s Hope Your Legacy Is Sustainable

by Andrea Di Maio  |  August 4, 2011  |  1 Comment

With Vivek Kundra, the first whole-of-government CIO for the US federal government, leaving his post for more academic pastures, it is fair to ask ourselves what impact he really had and to what extent the changes he set in motion will be sustainable. Vivek showed that innovation is possible and that there are ways to […]

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The US Federal CIO Leaves: Has Government Run Out of Innovation Fuel?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 16, 2011  |  2 Comments

Over the last few days there have been two prominent IT professionals have announced that they will be leaving the Federal government. Last week, Sonny Baghowalia, who has been leading the cloud agenda at GSA announced that he accepted a position of CIO in the State of Hawai starting in July. Today’s news is that […]


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US Federal CIO Walks The Talk: Reforming Government IT

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 13, 2010  |  3 Comments

Over the last 18 months or so I have been following Vivek Kundra’s adventure as the US Federal CIO. I had the pleasure to meet Vivek when he was the CTO in Washington DC and we shared our views of web 2.0 and cloud in what happened to be the early days of a much […]


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How Much Innovation Is Enough for Government?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 25, 2010  |  5 Comments

When the new US administration took office at the beginning of 2009, all of us working in IT were positively surprised by the breath of fresh air that came from President Obama’s executive memo on Open Government, which would later morph into the Open Government Directive, and the appointment of young, capable and energetic individuals […]


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Are the US Obsessed with Cloud as much as Europe was with Open Source?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 23, 2010  |  6 Comments

Over the last month or so there have been a couple of worthwhile events about the US Federal Government’s cloud computing activities. The first one has been the publication of an interesting report, authored by the federal CIO Vivek Kundra, on the State of Public Sector Cloud Computing. This is a compendium of what the […]


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Will the US Government Mandate the Cloud?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 27, 2010  |  2 Comments

Over the last few weeks there have been rumors about a possible mandate from the OMB to all US federal agencies about the use of cloud computing (see here and here). According to a colleague of mine who attended an AFCEA breakfast last Friday, the US federal CIO Vivek Kundra alluded to the fact that […]


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Vivek Kundra Named CIO of the Year: Good Choice, Tough Future

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 30, 2009  |  4 Comments

Not surprisingly Vivek Kundra, US Federal CIO, has been named CIO of the Year by Information Week. I met him for the first time a bit more than a year ago, when he was CTO in DC and launched the first application contest (appsfordemocracy) as part of his early move toward open government. He has […]


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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Government 2.0 in 2009

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 29, 2009  |  17 Comments

Almost inevitably the last few days of the year feature an impressive number of lists – on newspapers, magazines, web sites, radio and TV programs – about the best and the worst that happened during the year that is about to end. As 2009 is my first full year as a blogger, I could not […]


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