Welcome Vivek Kundra, New National CTO

The Washington Post reports that Vivek Kundra, CTO of the District of Columbia, will be Obama's new Federal Information Officer. The Post: "He also will be charged with using technology to lower the cost of government operations and making government data more accessible to citizens, two things he championed as the District's chief technology officer." They add that he encouraged use of YouTube and set up an internal wiki.

And, we may add, his office used Tableau. Here's one of their visualizations:

District of Columbia CTO office

a movement, not just an appointment

This appointment is not an isolated event:

So welcome, Vivek! We're big admirers of your & DC's work, and we're here to help bring public data to the public. Here's to transparency in government.

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