2013 Fed 100

Federal 100: Steven Schliesman

Steven Schliesman

Name: Steven Schliesman
Title: Director of Major Transformation Initiatives, Project Management Division
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

Veteran-centric innovation. Schliesman is responsible for 16 major initiatives and 155 subordinate projects focused on VA's highest priorities. The Homeless Management Information System, the Nationwide Health Information Network, the My HealtheVet portal, mental health alerts for providers, and other initiatives have a direct, positive impact on the daily lives and health of veterans across the country. Superiors credit Schliesman with helping transform VA into a more veteran-centric organization and setting an example that other agencies want to emulate for their own constituencies.

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