Old office of Obama's CIO pick gets raided by FBI

By Mark Everett Hall
March 12, 2009 12:34 PM EDT
Breaking news as I type. President Barack Obama's choice to become the federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, had his former digs raided by the FBI today. The offices of the Washington DC chief technology officer are currently being combed for evidence into corruption charges being reported against at least one manager involved in the procurement process.

Obama chose Kundra for his commitment to keep IT spending under control. And the former DC CTO has experience with SaaS based apps, so it was natural for some to speculate SaaS may get a broader deployment in government under Kundra.

There has been no hint that Kundra is under investigation or that he is connected with the FBI raid. But given the endless mishaps plaguing Obama appointees, the new CIO's link to a DC department in the FBI's crosshairs is yet another stumble.

Update: see the full story at FBI searches Kundra's former offices as new federal CIO rallies IT troops