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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% of the workforce are veterans
  • 8000 employees and 8000 support contractors
  • 6000+ tools in the Technical Reference Model
  • 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

  • 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
      • Senior Advisors
      • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
      • Deputy Director – DoD/VA Interagency Program Office (IPO)
    • Account Management Office (AMO)
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Benefits
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Clinical Health Systems
      • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Account Manager for Corporate Information Technology
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) – DevOps
      • 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)
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – Office of Information Security (OIS)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) – Office of Quality, Performance, and Risk (QPR)
    • Deputy Chief Information Officer – Strategic Sourcing
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