VA names Meagher CTO

The Department of Veterans Affairs has chosen Ed Meagher to become its chief technology officer, and he will start the new job Jan. 22.

In a memo to staff, chief information officer Robert McFarland said the department took more than two years to find the right person with the skills and knowledge of the VA's information technology system. Meagher has been serving as the VA’s deputy CIO.

Meagher's duties will include consulting services for IT systems engineering and providing advice and assistance on the integration and migration of systems from the existing IT environment to the VA’s new enterprise architecture structure.

"Meagher is a Vietnam veteran who has dedicated his service to the veteran, and in this position, he will work to ensure the technology we are building on today improves our service delivery to the nation's veterans and their families tomorrow," McFarland said in the memo.

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