31 Jul '18, 12pm

Trump Picks #Marine Vet, James Gfrerer. To Take Over #VA IT #Military

After more than a year and a half without official leadership, President Trump Friday nominated Marine Corps veteran James Gfrerer to be Veterans Affairs assistant secretary for information technology, also known as the agency’s chief information officer. Gfrerer would join VA from the private sector, where since 2015 he has served as executive director of Ernst & Young’s risk and cybersecurity practice, based in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Gfrerer’s career was largely in the public sector, with stints at the State Department and Defense Department, including the Marine Corps Information Operations Center. Before that, Gfrerer spent more than 21 years in the Marine Corps. The president nominated Gfrerer on Friday but he won’t be able to start the job right away; the VA CIO is one of a handful of federal IT leaders that require Senate confirmation. If confirmed, Gfrerer...

Full article: https://www.nextgov.com/cio-briefing/2018/07/trump-picks-...

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