Cadenas to step up at VA

Pedro Cadenas Jr. has been designated acting deputy assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a memo signed by Robert McFarland, who will leave his position as the VA's chief information officer April 28.

The VA confirmed today that Cadenas will assume the new title when McFarland leaves, “effective immediately and until further notice.” Cadenas is the VA’s associate deputy assistant secretary for cyber and information security.

McFarland, a Texas native and retired Dell Computer executive, came out of retirement to take the VA CIO job in January 2004.

Featured

  • Defense

    DOD wants prime contractors to be 'help desk' for new cybersecurity model

    The Defense Department is pushing forward with its unified cybersecurity standard for contractors and wants large companies and industry associations to show startups and smaller firms the way.

  • FCW Perspectives
    tech process (pkproject/Shutterstock.com)

    Understanding the obstacles to automation

    As RPA moves from buzzword to practical applications, agency leaders say it’s forcing broader discussions about business operations

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.