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About the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T)

Mr. Rob C. Thomas II

Rob C. Thomas II - Acting Assistant Secretary for Information & Technology and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Rob C. Thomas II serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T). He 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. Mr. Thomas previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OI&T’s Enterprise Program Management Office, directing all aspects of the portfolio, program, and project management process and providing strategic leadership over all software development, testing, delivery, and sustainment.

Investing in Our People

OI&T 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 OI&T into a lean, agile, Veteran-focused enterprise.

OI&T by the Numbers

  • 56% of the workforce are veterans
  • 8000 employees and 8000 support contractors
  • 6000+ tools in the Technical Reference Model
  • 300+ Development Projects
  • 834 Applications
  • 8 Functional domains of security
  • 400 information security officers
  • Supporting over 500,000 employees and contractors
  • Sustaining over 1,000,000 devices

The Organization

organization chart outlined below
  • Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer
    • Office of the CIO
      • Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO)
      • Chief of Staff
      • Senior Advisors
      • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
      • Deputy Director - DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO)
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) - Office of Quality, Privacy, and Risk (QPR)
    • Account Management Office (AMO)
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) - Account Manager for Benefits
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) - Account Manager for Clinical HealthSystems
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) - Account Manager for Corporate Information Technology
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) - Account Manager for the Enterprise Portfolio
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) - Architecture, Strategy, and Design (ASD)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) - Information Technology Operations and Services (ITOPS)
    • Executive Director - Enterprise Data Management Office (EDMO)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) - Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO)
    • Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - IT Resource Management (ITRM)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Office of Information Security (OIS)
    • Executive Director - Strategic Sourcing