Digitizer in Chief; October 2010; Scientific American Magazine; by Interview by Michael Moyer; 4 Page(s)
The federal government is many things, but transparent it is not. As the nation’s first chief information officer, Vivek Kundra is attempting to pull the federal infrastructure into the information age by making government data freely available online. Is it possible for technology to revolutionize the way we interact with government?
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: We all know that the White House has a Facebook page. Beyond that, what ways can the government use technology to better serve taxpayers?
KUNDRA: The power of information technology is in far more than just setting up a Web site or serving up content on Facebook or Twitter. I look at Government 2.0 as a fundamental reengineering of how the American people interact with their government.