30 Jan '13, 1pm

Statement by Secretary Shinseki on the Passing of Former Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Gordon H. Mansfiel...

“As VA’s Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer from January 22, 2004 to January 20, 2009, and as Acting Secretary from October 1, 2007 to December 20, 2007, Secretary Mansfield was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Nation’s second-largest federal agency. He was instrumental in establishing VA's nursing academy and personally oversaw the largest IT reorganization within the federal government and VA’s multi-billion-dollar construction program, including the initial planning for VA’s state-of-the art medical center in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Full article: http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2423

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