So this is weird.
Yesterday, federal agents raided the workplace of the chief technology officer for the city of Washington DC. The same day, they arrested Yusuf Acar, who serves as the city’s information systems security officer, as part of a federal bribery sting.
The man who until recently was CTO, Vivek Kundra, was just named the first ever Federal Chief Information Officer by the Obama administration — which put this story on the national radar.
It’s unclear whether Kundra himself is implicated at all. CNN today reports:
A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that Kundra is not involved in the case.
But it also reveals that, according to the White House, Kundra has taken a leave of absence from his new gig, until more details are known about the FBI probe.
So for the moment, there are more questions than answers — but this bears watching.