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Report: Roger Baker Stepping Down As VA CIO

Roger Baker
Roger Baker

Roger Baker, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, plans to step down from his position after nearly four years, Dorobekinsider reports.

Baker, confirmed by the Senate in May 2009, is responsible for overseeing a $3.3 billion budget and a 7,000-employee information technology workforce, according to the website.

According to the report, Baker also has power over IT spending at the department.

Dorobekinsider reports his departure date has not been set yet.

Baker has led VA’s efforts to use mobile devices, implement technology for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and improve the VA’s claims processing system, according to Federal News Radio.

Jason Miller writes the department estimates it delivers nine out of 10 projects on time and on schedule.

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  1. Good riddance.
    A lackluster performance, punctuated by the fact that the agency still runs Windows XP. This hatchet man failed to deliver iEHR, failed to establish 4 regional data centers, and has seen IT get bloated with middle managers as customer service goes down the tubes. The VA cannot even fund mission critical initiatives. RTLS ? Really? You have to have a modern system to HOOK it to. Not that roll and scroll application from 1980 !! Engineering applications date to the mid 80’s.

    I fear for the VA who continues to muddle through, after a succession of high profile IT embarassments.

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