The Veterans Affairs Department’s new chief information officer is pushing projects her office can finish now, in the near-future and distant future. One of those early initiatives is the Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy, which the VA submitted Sept. 28 to Congress.
Greg Garcia is taking over as the new chief information officer at the Army Corps of Engineers. He is one of several new CIOs agencies named over the last month.
Rob Klopp, the SSA chief information officer, and Rob Thomas, the deputy assistant secretary and principal deputy CIO in VA’s Office of Information and Technology, both are focusing on workforce training to move off legacy systems.
The Government Accountability Office had some hard truths for the Veterans Affairs Department, which has failed to produce more modern, interoperable IT systems after years of failed pilots and heated congressional hearings. GAO says VA should drop its plans to modernize VistA and find a commercial option instead.
Rob Thomas is leaving federal service in October after 35 years.