2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Kenneth L. Korba

 

Name: Kenneth L. Korba
Title: Director of Healthcare Supply Chain Systems, Veterans Health Administration
Agency/Company: Department of Veterans Affairs

Back-office buccaneer. Korba, who recently left federal service after a 45-year career, helped transform asset management at VA from a homegrown system to a commercial product. Thanks to him and his small group of self-described “pirates” at VHA, the agency was able to turn an idle software license into a pilot plan to modernize the way VA tracks and manages equipment and facilities. The new system will be instituted across VA in 2018, and early results show that it improves labor utilization, decreases required inventory and produces substantial savings.

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