Real, persistent change in federal IT



The Obama administration's push to fix the economy and reform healthcare has understandably dominated our attention spans this summer. But these initiatives have obscured a quiet revolution in the way the federal bureaucracy works that may change our view of government for the better.

This remarkable reinvention effort is being led by Vivek Kundra, the nation's first chief information officer. Appointed in March, Kundra has already produced an impressive string of successful new projects. These include Data.gov, which provides greater access to the government's raw data, and the Federal IT Dashboard, which tracks spending on government technology projects.