After two years of driving Uncle Sam's IT strategy as federal CIO, Vivek Kundra has turned the job over to Steven VanRoekel, the former managing director of the FCC. The transition went smoothly, but the months ahead will be rougher.
VanRoekel, who worked at Microsoft for 15 years before joining the FCC in 2009, inherits a daunting to-do list. Kundra was a driving force behind the Obama administration's open government efforts, data center consolidation initiative, cloud-first policy, IT project reviews, and investment in continuous monitoring capabilities for cybersecurity.
My question is what kind of a person will in this role and what are his biggest challenges?
I do not envy him but after all what does he do? Set some standards and maybe negotiate some deals on behalf of the federal government .. I am sure he is not involved in each and every department .. more of a political job