Stan Lowe's retirement from VA comes a day after Deputy CIO Stephen Warren announced his departure.
The onetime acting CIO at Veterans Affairs will be taking over CIO duties at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
VA's pending system helps solve the agency's internal interoperability problems, while extending data to the DoD.
A glut of acting inspectors general is a threat to effective agency oversight, watchdog groups told senators in a hearing that focused on speeding up the confirmation process.
The top tech official at Veterans Affairs said the department risks being "overwhelmed" if the number of attacks continues to increase.
Real time data transactions between the VA and Pentagon are growing, and have expanded to include the Veterans Benefits Administration.
The pending move by DoD to a system based on a commercial health record system won't alter the data sharing relationship with VA, says the acting CIO.
Money was used from non-IT accounts to pay for the Health Care Claims Processing System.
The department is seeking an increase in information security spending from $156 million in 2015 to $180.3 million for 2016.
The website flaw has been fixed, but the VA is planning further investigation of possible exfiltration of data from its network.
In an interview with FCW, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief technology officer talks about overhauling the digital experience for VA customers.
VA's top IT official tells Congress that the legacy of a decentralized management structure still lingers, as the agency tries to promulgate security standards.
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