VA Seeks New Deputy CIO for Info Security

blankThe Department of Veterans Affairs‘ immediate office of the assistant secretary for information and technology has started its search to hire a new deputy chief information officer for information security.

An announcement posted Feb. 16 on the USAJobs website says the VA seeks to attract talent to add on its pool of Senior Executive Service members that share a perspective of government and public service commitment.

The DCIO for information security will be responsible for the oversight of data security management, identity management, information protection and Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team programs within the agency.

That hire will also lead work to develop strategies for implementations of global security policies.

The selected candidate will additionally collaborate with the agency’s operations, preparedness and security staff principals regarding security and ECST issues as well as coordinate with the VA Office of the Inspector General to perform cybersecurity incident notification and other oversight tasks.

The VA noted that the incumbent performs management tasks related to information and technology activities as well as helps incorporate risk based priorities onto the department’s IT strategy and project portfolio.

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