WASHINGTON – Nine employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, including Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould, are among the top 100 leaders in the IT industry, according to the “Federal 100” created by Federal Computer Week.
“Savvy use of information technology is vital to VA’s transformation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “IT allows Veterans to check online for their medical appointments, prescriptions and benefits. IT allows VA to be quicker, more economical and more responsive across a wide range of services.”
This year’s top federal IT leaders were selected for their “pivotal roles in the federal government IT community . . . affecting change, progress and efficiency in determining how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT,” according to a statement from Federal Computer Week.
VA’s honorees were:
- Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould;
- Charles J. De Sanno, executive director of VA Enterprise Infrastructure Engineering;
- Lisa Doyle, chancellor of VA’s Acquisition Academy;
- Charles Hume, deputy chief of the Office of Health Information;
- Peter L. Levin, senior advisor to the Secretary on IT;
- Wendy J. McCutcheon, associate executive director of VA’s New Jersey Health Care System;
- Jeff Shyshka, VA’s deputy chief information officer;
- Maurice C. Stewart, associate deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition & Logistics Programs & Policy; and
- Stephen Warren, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Office of Information and Technology.
Federal Computer Week will honor the “Federal 100” March 28 in a gala at Washington’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.