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Report: Camilo Sandoval Appointed VA Acting CIO

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Camilo Sandoval, former Trump campaign director of data operations, to serve as VA’s chief information officer on an acting basis, Politico reported Wednesday.

A VA spokesperson told Politico that Sandoval has been senior adviser to the department’s undersecretary for health since May of last year and has helped manage its electronic health record modernization efforts.

He also worked for the Treasury Department following the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and previously served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer.

Sandoval replaces Scott Blackburn, who resigned as acting CIO of the VA after seven months on the job.

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