Roger Baker

  • Former VA CIO discusses need for calm, clear decisions in times of crisis

    This week on Leaders and Legends, host Aileen Black interviews Roger Baker, former chief information officer at the Department of Veteran Affairs and current consultant and board member.

  • VA’s decision to move to GSA’s smart card shared service was a long-time in coming

    The Veterans Affairs Department is getting out of the smart identity card issuance business by moving its 500,000 employees to GSA’s shared service.

  • Shulkin was moving at breakneck speed to change VA. His firing ‘slams the brakes’ on reform

    Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said he moved intentionally fast to bring bold transformation to the department.

  • In abandoning VistA, VA faces culture change that’s ‘orders of magnitude bigger’ than expected

    The Veterans Affairs Department faces many challenges with its decision to abandon the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) and adopt a commercial, off-the-shelf electronic health record. But with a high dollar amount and big stakes comes as even larger culture change, federal IT experts said.

  • 30 ways to improve federal IT reform efforts

    The Government Accountability Office brought in 13 experts on federal technology last fall to have a frank discussion about what’s working and what’s not with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.

  • A fed’s guide to the presidential candidates

    What might a Trump administration look like for federal managers? What would another Clinton in the Executive Office mean? Regardless of who wins the presidential election, by Nov. 9 the government workforce needs to be ready to go in any direction.

  • The ‘Rock Star’ CIO lives, sort of

    Reactions to the suggestion that federal CIOs don’t need to be rock stars was met with a host of reactions, including that the success of the CIO mostly depends on how well they understand how the government works and how they adapt to the culture.

  • Federal News Countdown: CIO on notice, Flight 93 memorial

    Roger Baker, former CIO at Veterans Affairs, and Tim Young, principal at Deloitte Digital, count down the week’s top federal stories with Francis Rose.

  • Roger Baker: A legacy shift across government will change the way you work

    Your work computer may look very different soon as Microsoft releases Windows 10. Some agencies have transitioned to Windows 7, but some agencies are still on Windows XP, which Microsoft doesn’t support any more. Roger Baker is former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs for information and technology at the Veterans Affairs Department. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the pitfalls and benefits of managing a huge IT transition.

  • Roger Baker, Chief Strategy Officer, Agilex, Former CIO, VA

    Christmas is over, but a new Congress starts this week. So now is really the perfect time to offer Capitol Hill a federal IT wish list. Roger Baker is chief strategy officer of Agilex, and former chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared a wish list of his own.