For this month’s show, Cyber Chat’s host Sean Kelley sat down with a reflective Scott Blackburn. Blackburn served in many capacities while at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Mittal Desai moved to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) while Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock is the new CIO for the Marine Corps.
President Donald Trump plans to nominate James Gfrerer to be the next assistant secretary for information and technology and CIO at VA.
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie described the development as one of the biggest IT contracts in federal government.
Former VA chief information officer Scott Blackburn, just one week after announcing his immediate resignation, says the agency’s ambitious move to the same electronic health record system as the Defense Defense Department is still moving forward, despite a shakeup in leadership.
Dominic Cussatt, VA’s chief information security officer, said VA has addressed several long-standing cyber problems, including the use of two-factor authentication.
The departure of Scott Blackburn as acting chief information officer creates another gaping hole among top leaders at the Veterans Affairs Department.
The Veterans Affairs Department is upgrading its infrastructure and beginning data migration to prepare for its upcoming implementation of a new electronic health record that’s interoperable with the Defense Department.
House lawmakers asked for cyber assurances from Veterans Affairs executives as the agency implements its new electronic health record.
The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act made it through the defense authorization bill conference intact.