2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Gary E. Stevens

Name: Gary E. Stevens
Title: Director, Cybersecurity Strategy
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs

The risk terminator. Stevens oversaw unparalleled improvements in enterprisewide security at the VA in 2017, including a 98 percent reduction in prohibited software, 92 percent remediation of critical and high vulnerabilities in medical devices, and a 56 percent reduction in remediation time for critical cyber vulnerabilities across the department. He credits his diverse background for his success as a cross-agency bridge builder. "I was in the military, I worked as a consultant in the civilian world, I was a contractor, and now I'm in government," Stevens said. "Everybody is here fulfilling a certain role."

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