Vivek Kundra

  • Most technology companies have guarded their hiring information but on Wednesday Google released its data for the first time. Photo by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images
    May 28, 2014   BY Murrey Jacobson 

    In an industry that has been famously guarded about its workplace diversity, Google on Wednesday disclosed its record when it comes to hiring women, African-Americans and Hispanics. The data reveals statistics that the company itself admits are too low and strikingly below other industry averages. Women comprise just 17 percent of its global tech workforce, according to data Google published on its website and released exclusively to the PBS NewsHour. When it comes to leadership, women only account for 21 percent of the top positions in the company, which has a workforce of just under 50,000 people. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2009   BY Travis Daub 

    When Vivek Kundra, the federal chief information officer, describes how the government has gone about spending money on information technology in the past, images of infamous $200 government hammers and ashtrays can easily spring to mind. Continue reading