The Obama Administration announced on August 4, 2011, that Steven L. VanRoekel, executive director of Citizen and Organizational Engagement at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will succeed Vivek Kundra as Federal Chief Information Officer and Administrator, Office of Electronic Government, Office of Management and Budget.

Before moving to USAID in 2011, VanRoekel served as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he oversaw all operational, technical, financial, and human resource aspects of the agency. He also led the FCC's efforts to introduce new technology and social media into the agency. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft Corporation from 1994 to 2009, most recently as the senior director for the Windows Server and Tools Division. He received a B.A. in Management of Information Systems from Iowa State University.