These two appointments will likely fly under the radar, which is fine. New FEMA appointee - W. Craig Fugate, head of emergency management in FL. He's responded to that state's hurricanes and such since 2001 - having the added political cover of having done so under two Republican governors.
And a new position in government, CIO (Chief Information Officer). Vivek Kundra, currently CTO (C-Technology-O) to DC, tech adviser to the Obama campaign, Tim Kaine's head of commerce, etc. etc. etc. Clearly, there is enough tech in government that it requires oversight. There is a fair debate as to whether we have one person oversee the lot of it so it can all be as consistent as possible, or whether we need a siloed approach because the needs of different agencies are so different. I imagine that a good CIO will do what they all do - do a masterful needs-assessment to understand the differences and then strike the most efficient balance between standardization and customization.
Three cheers for quiet competence. Oh, and guys, re-check your tax receipts. [I couldn't help it.]