Federal 100: Jeff Shyshka

Jeff Shyshka
Deputy CIO for Service Delivery and Engineering
Veterans Affairs Department

The work: Strengthening VA’s IT workforce after a departmental reorganization and centralization of IT activities.

The impact: Shyshka’s plan better positions the IT workforce to support emerging lines of business at VA, including mental health, polytrauma and joint VA/Defense Department ventures.

The nuts and bolts: Shyshka developed a staffing model that provides one IT specialist for every 300 users, which is in line with private-sector best practices. He also developed a plan for continuously monitoring the strength of the workforce and supporting career development for IT employees.

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About the Author

John Monroe is Senior Events Editor for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, where he is responsible for overseeing the development of content for print and online content, as well as events. John has more than 20 years of experience covering the information technology field. Most recently he served as Editor-in-Chief of Federal Computer Week. Previously, he served as editor of three sister publications: civic.com, which covered the state and local government IT market, Government Health IT, and Defense Systems.

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