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About IT at VA

The Mission - The mission of the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) is to collaborate with our business partners to create the best experience for all Veterans.

The Vision - To become a world-class organization that provides a seamless, unified Veteran experience through the delivery of state-of-the-art technology.

Dominic Cussatt - Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Dominic Cussatt serves as Acting Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Cussatt 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.

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Mr. Dominic Cussatt

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

  • More than 50 percent of OIT employees are Veterans
  • 6000+ approved tools in technical reference model
  • 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

Core Values

  • TRANSPARENCY: We share our successes and our failures. We tell it like it is, instead of qualifying or glossing over the truth.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We own the issues within our environment and our organization, and we hold ourselves accountable to take steps to improve them while transparently sharing our progress along the way.
  • INNOVATION: We ask, “Why not?” and “What if?” We look at our environment and our Veterans’ needs and find opportunities to change things for the better.
  • TEAMWORK: We work for the success of the team, not the glory of the moment. We focus on outcomes. We ask ourselves, “Is this in the best interest of the Veteran?”

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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
      • Executive Director, IT Program Integration
      • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer - Account Management Office (AMO)
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Health
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Benefits, Appeals, and Memorial Affairs
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Corporate
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) –Account Manager for Veterans Experience Services
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – IT Infrastructure and Networks
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) – DevSecOps
      • Executive Director, Office of Technical Integration
      • Senior Advisor, Electronic Health Records Modernization Integration
      • Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) – Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO)
      • Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) – Information Technology Operations and Services (ITOPS)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer – IT Resource Management (ITRM)
      • OIT Chief Financial Officer
      • OIT 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 (DCIO) – Office of Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer – Strategic Sourcing
      • Executive Director, Acquisition and Category Management

Page last updated on July 16, 2021

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