March 17th, 2009
07:01 PM ET
14 years ago

Obama CIO returns to work

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="President Obama's chief information officer has returned to work after a short leave of absence, the White House said Tuesday."]

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Vivek Kundra, the Obama administration’s new chief information officer, has returned to work, CNN has learned.

Related: Obama CIO on leave during investigation

Kundra went on a leave late last week after the FBI raided his former work place, the technology office of Washington, D.C.’s local government. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN last week at the time of the raid that Kundra is not involved in the case.

“Mr. Kundra has been informed that he is neither a subject nor a target of the investigation, and has been reinstated,” Assistant White House Press Secretary Nick Shapiro told CNN in an e-mail Tuesday.

Related: FBI searches Washington technology office

Updated: 7:01 p.m. with Shapiro statement.

Filed under: Obama administration
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. arithmetic is liberal

    Who wants to bet that the GOPpies here won't believe a word of it?

    March 17, 2009 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  2. dumbocrat alert

    he must have payed his back taxes.

    March 17, 2009 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  3. Peter

    Good. I hope that this isn't spun into a distraction. The administration has lots of challenges and needs competent folks like this.

    March 17, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  4. The Broker.

    So what is the latest info? More none-productive?

    March 17, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. Andrew

    A whole lot of nothing. Move along GOP to the next whole lot of nothing to whine about!

    March 17, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  6. Fitz in Texas

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, interesting. Bet there will more to this story.

    March 17, 2009 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. Richard A. Spomer, Alexandria, VA

    President Obama, I personally find you at fault first off for standing so formally behind Treasure Secretary Timothy Ginger-bread-house. Not really having the best interest of the small guy or the disabled.

    March 17, 2009 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. Harry

    Obama show is on. Our country is in chaos now and every time there is some excuse. Obama has no experience and he is surrounded by thousands of advisers. This is all cost to tax-payers. American people are thrilled with his big talk but there is no action. Now this Kundra is another example.

    March 17, 2009 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |