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About the Office of Information and Technology (OIT)

Mr. James P. Gfrerer

James P. Gfrerer - Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Mr. James P. Gfrerer serves as Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Gfrerer oversees the day-to-day activities of VA’s $4 billion IT budget and more than 16,000 government and contract personnel to ensure that VA has the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation’s Veterans.

Investing in Our People

OIT thrives on diversity. We recruit, develop, and sustain a 16,000+ team of employees and contractors who use their talents and backgrounds to deliver technologies and services that improve the Veteran experience. With Fortune 500 executives, lifelong public servants, government leaders, and service members transitioning out of the military — we have built a team whose primary motivation is to serve. That motivation drives each of us to identify areas for improvement, to become change agents, and to transform OIT into a lean, agile, Veteran-focused enterprise.

OIT by the Numbers

  • 60 percent of 7,861 OIT employees are Veterans
  • 6000+ approved tools in technical reference model
  • 200 development projects, 194 of which were shared with the open source community since January 2016
  • 779+ million documents and 4 billion images in VBMS
  • 1.5 million data elements exchanged between DoD and VA daily
  • 361 Information System Security Officers

The Organization

  • Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer
    • Office of the CIO
      • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO)
      • Chief of Staff
        • IT Strategic Communication
      • Executive Director, IT Program Integration
      • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Office of Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer - Account Management Office (AMO)
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Health
        • IT Program Manager, Customer Relationship Manager
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Benefits
        • IT Program Manager, Customer Relationship Manager
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Corporate and Enterprise
        • IT Program Manager, Customer Relationship Manager
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) – DevOps
      • Executive Director, Office of Technical Integration
      • Senior Advisor, Electronic Health Records Modernization Integration
      • Deputy Director – DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO)
      • Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) – Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO)
        • Executive Director, Demand Management
        • Executive Director, Application Support
        • Executive Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management Division
        • Executive Director, Project Special Forces
        • Executive Director, Digital Services
      • Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) – Information Technology Operations and Services (ITOPS)
        • Executive Director, Solution Delivery
        • Executive Director, End User Operations
        • Executive Director, Infrastructure Operations
        • Executive Director, Enterprise Command Operations
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer – IT Resource Management (ITRM)
      • Chief Financial Officer
      • Chief Talent Management Officer
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer – Office of Information Security (OIS)
      • Executive Director, Information Security Policy and Strategy
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer – Strategic Sourcing
      • Executive Director, Acquisition and Category Management
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