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BSA Welcomes VanRoekel as Federal CIO, Praises Kundra’s Accomplishments

Kundra was a pioneer, says BSA’s Holleyman

Washington, DC — August 4, 2011 —

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) today welcomed President Obama’s announcement that he will appoint Steve VanRoekel to be Federal Chief Information Officer while praising the accomplishments of outgoing CIO Vivek Kundra, the first person to hold the post.

“I congratulate President Obama for choosing Steve VanRoekel as the next Federal CIO,” said BSA President and CEO Robert Holleyman. “VanRoekel’s knowledge of the technology sector and his previous experience in government will surely serve him well as he takes the baton from Vivek Kundra, who established a remarkable record of accomplishment as the country’s first Federal CIO.”

“Kundra has been a true pioneer,” Holleyman said. “With initiatives such as his drive to promote federal adoption of cloud-computing solutions and his affirmation of the critical principle of technology neutrality, he has helped lay the policy groundwork for a new era of IT innovation in government and the broader economy. Kundra has created tremendous momentum on key technology issues; VanRoekel can now build on that legacy.”

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The Business Software Alliance ( is the leading global advocate for the software industry. It is an association of nearly 100 world-class companies that invest billions of dollars annually to create software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. Through international government relations, intellectual property enforcement and educational activities, BSA expands the horizons of the digital world and builds trust and confidence in the new technologies driving it forward.

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