Bill James, Other Senior VA Leaders Join Forces in Support of VA

Bill James, an industry leader with an extensive executive government and corporate track record of IT leadership in the VA, USAF, DOD, NGA, and Private Sector, has taken on a new challenge as President of Federal Business, LLC.

As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Development and Operations (DevOps), Bill oversaw the VA Office of Information and Technology’s (OIT) largest organizations, delivering IT products and services; oversaw 8,000 government and 6,000 contractor staff, and a $3.3B budget, to deliver mission-critical enterprise-wide IT products and services to 650,000 end users at 2300 facilities – while effecting a cultural transformation in how VA delivers outcomes to Veterans and VA’s business customers – Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Benefits Administration, National Cemetery Administration, and VA Corporate offices.

In an announcement on LinkedIn, Bill wrote, “Better together! James Gfrerer, Steven Vito, and I have joined forces to launch Federal Business, LLC, driven to improve the business of government. Under Federal Business, LLC, we offer media products and advisory services focusing on the Department of Veterans Affairs. To that end, our website, is the platform for blogs, podcasts, webcasts, and news analysis about the Business of VA. We offer advisory services that range from tailored Business Insight and Intelligence briefings to consulting services which provide unique, insightful and actionable information to support your VA business development and growth strategies.”

Prior roles include:

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary – VA/OI&T DevOps – Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary – VA/OI&T Enterprise Program Management Office – Department of Veterans Affairs
  • P&L, Capture and BD roles – Federal System Integrators


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