VA posts official bio for new CIO, James P. Gfrerer

“James P. Gfrerer was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer and was confirmed by the United States Senate on Jan 2, 2019.”

“As Assistant Secretary, he leads a team of more than 8,000 employees and 8,000 contractors in the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) to deliver technologies and services that improve the Veteran experience. OI&T manages an IT budget of $4.2 Billion in support of the Veterans Benefits, Veterans Health, and National Cemetery Administrations and the entire $200 Billion VA System. In this largest centralized IT program in the Federal space, OI&T executes the enterprise IT strategy, transforms the business, operates the network infrastructure, and secures all applications and systems.”

“Prior to joining VA, Mr. Gfrerer was an Executive Director with a Big Four professional services firm for over three years. As a leader in the firm’s Advisory and Cybersecurity Practices he and his teams assisted commercial sector clients in business process optimization, risk management, cyber risk transformation, and managed services outsourcing. He worked in numerous industry sectors including industrial products, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and healthcare.”

Ahead of his commercial sector tenure, Mr. Gfrerer was an active duty Marine Corps Officer, rising to the rank of Colonel. Throughout his 28 years of service, his assignments included specialties such as infantry, IT, training, and cybersecurity. He served as a Marine Corps-wide System Support Officer…” Read the full post here.

Source: Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer – VA.gov.

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