2014 Fed 100

Federal 100: Horace Blackman

Horace Blackman

Name: Horace Blackman
Title: CIO and Director of IT Support Service
Agency: Veterans Affairs Central Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

Virtualization evangelist. Blackman's server and desktop virtualization initiative reduced his office's budget by 33 percent, cut network costs by 80 percent and identified $3.5 million in potential energy savings across VA's National Capitol Region campus. Blackman, who has been quick to engage with industry through ACT-IAC and other channels, further demonstrated his proactive approach to doing business when he introduced the use of dashboards to improve performance and accountability. Employees and managers can now measure organizational and team success while achieving high-quality, timely and cost-effective results.

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