FBI raids former DC office of Obama's CIO appointee

Politico is reporting that the FBI has raided the office of Washington, D.C.'s Chief Technology Officer. The FBI has not commented on why the raid took place but said to Politico that it was part of "an ongoing investigation."

Vivek Kundra was recently appointed CIO of the federal government by President Obama. Kundra had previously worked as Chief Technology Officer in for the District of Columbia, but his last day was on February 4. He was named 2008 IT Executive of the Year for his "pioneering work to drive transparency, engage citizens and lower the cost of government operations." He was appointed to the D.C. post in 2007.

Sources familiar with the raid said the FBI sent all staffers, other than senior executives, in the CTO's office home for the day.

It has not yet been indicated if Kundra is implicated in any wrong doing as a part of the search.

Updated: The Washington Post is now reporting that Yusuf Acar, an official within the CTO office, was taken into custody by the FBI on unknown charges. The Post headline indicates it was part of a federal bribery sting, but no other information has been released to verify that information. Acar was an information systems security officer within the office.

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