Federal 100: Stephen Warren

Stephen Warren
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Information and Technology

Veterans Affairs Department

The work: Spearheading CIO Roger Baker’s strategy for improving the development and management of major programs at VA.

The impact: With Warren riding herd, the Program Management Accountability System, which emphasizes incremental development, helped the agency achieve an 89 percent success rate in program execution, up from 30 percent just three years ago.

The nuts and bolts: Warren helped align the people, processes and technologies needed to make the system possible. “It is his focus on discipline and attention to detail that has enabled our success in so many areas,” Baker said.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Camille Tuutti is a former FCW staff writer who covered federal oversight and the workforce.

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Reader comments

Tue, Apr 3, 2012 Mrs. VA DC

The biggest impact Warren had is OI&T employees not being able to get a fair performance appraisal. His direction is that only people "that can walk on water" deserve an outstanding. Supervisors are not willing to defend their ratings under his direction...so no one other than Warren and a few "good ol' boys" get it. Nice work, so long fairness!

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