VA Departures Open Door To Speculation

Camille Tuutti | FCW | March 1, 2013

March 1 marks the start of sequestration, of course, but for the Veterans Affairs Department it brings another big change as well. VA CIO Roger Baker announced Feb. 15 his intent to step down, followed within days by CTO Peter Levin making his exit publicly known Feb. 19. Both said that March 1 would be their last official day on the job.

Neither official has officially spoken about immediate plans, but sources tell FCW that Baker is heading to the private sector. So far, there have not been any official announcements of replacements, but that has not stopped the community from guessing. For the VA CIO role in particular, three names have surfaced as possible contenders, based on their connections to VA and their background and skills...