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Nominee James Gfrerer Unveils Plans for Veterans Affairs Information & Technology

James Gfrerer, President Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has disclosed his plans for the department, FCW reported Thursday.

Gfrerer told lawmakers during a hearing with the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that he intends to boost coordination between the OI&T and the department’s health and benefits agencies, as the VA implements a 10-year plan to adopt a modern commercial electronic health record platform.

The U.S. Marine Corps veteran expressed interest in sustaining the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture during the health record modernization effort.

Gfrerer will also work to address the cybersecurity weaknesses in the VA system; the issue has been mentioned in reports from the department’s inspector general.

If confirmed, Gfrerer will succeed Camilo Sandoval, a U.S. Air Force veteran and former senior advisor to the undersecretary for Veterans Health Administration.

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