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Report: Roger Baker Stepping Down As VA CIO

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. …

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Roger Baker: BYOD Data Reimbursements an HR Function

Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Roger Baker recently said he does not have the authority to determine if data plans for the VA’s bring-your-own-device strategy can be reimbursed, Fierce Government IT reports. According to Molly Bernhart Walker’s story, he told reporters those are mainly human resource and business functions, adding …

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Roger Baker: Initial VA-Pentagon EHR System To Use Legacy Systems

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ health records system will be implemented at two joint facilities by 2014 but exclude certain applications, Molly Bernhart Walker of Fierce Government IT reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced earlier this week that the entire iEHR system would be …

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House Panel Seeking To Give Roger Baker’s Office More Funds

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed a budget authorizing a 6.5 percent increase in the information technology budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs, reports Alice Lipowicz for Federal Computer Week. The bill proposes a $3.3 billion budget for VA’s IT systems, a $200 million raise for VA CIO Roger …

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Roger Baker: NARA to Aid VA With Disability Claims Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs will tap the National Archives and Records Administration to help the VA in its migration from a paper to paperless claims process, NextGov reports. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker announced Thursday that the agencies signed an agreement for NARA to help VA scan its …

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Roger Baker

Roger Baker is the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology for the Department of Veterans Affairs. President Obama nominated him for this position and it was confirmed by the Senate this past May. Baker serves as Chief Information Officer for the Department as Assistant Secretary. Prior to this role, Baker …

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