Vivek Kundra will be charged with overhauling creaky federal IT.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
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Herdict uses volunteers to monitor Internet censorship, filtering, and outages.
Fattened voter databases will be among the 2008 presidential race's most enduring legacies.
Vivek Pai's new method for storing Web content could make Internet access more affordable around the world.
Washington promises detailed data on the $787 billion in spending, tax cuts
In a first, Obama deployes his massive campaign email list toward a legislative goal
Cisco's Padmasree Warrior tells us what role a U.S CTO should play.
The delay in appointing a CTO makes a technological overhaul of the federal government seem less likely.
Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, discusses the challenges of climate-change research.
The super-cheap laptop project meets with widespread skepticism.