There is a big push to modernized and make government IT more efficient. While there are a lot of ambitious initiatives, what’s the plan for the fed IT workforce? If an IT organization is only as good as its IT workers, what are Fed IT departments doing about acquiring the best resources? Furthermore, corporate IT has been ruthless about paring down its IT work force, while government workers have traditionally enjoyed job security. Can a new lean federal IT afford the luxury of lifetime employment for IT workers?
Roger W. Baker, The Honorable Roger W. Baker, Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology, CIO, The Department of Veterans Affairs
Roger W. Baker was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology for the Department of Veterans Affairs and subsequently confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 2009. As Assistant Secretary, Roge... More View all posts
Roger W. Baker was nominated by President Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology for the Department of Veterans Affairs and subsequently confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 2009. As Assistant Secretary, Roger serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department, directly managing an organization of over 6,500 information technology (IT) professionals and a budget of over $2.5 billion. Prior to his appointment, Roger was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Dataline LLC, a mid-sized IT services and integration company based in Norfolk, Va. Prior to joining Dataline, Roger was CIO at General Dynamics Information Technology, and Executive Vice President and general manager of the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group for CACI International. From 1998 to 2001, Roger was the CIO at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he led efforts to convert old systems and processes to e-commerce, improve technology management, reduce costs, and create the Federal CIO position. Prior to his federal service, Roger had a successful career in high technology, helping to grow and sell three software/Internet companies. He served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of BlueGill Technologies, a market leader in Internet Bill Presentment; as Vice President of Engineering and Operations at VISA International, where he was responsible for the creation and operation of the VISA Interactive Banking System; and as Vice President of Consulting and Services for Verdix Corporation. Less View all posts