VA's Bubniak to retire this month

VA's Bubniak to retire this month

Robert P. Bubniak

By Preeti Vasishtha

GCN Staff


JULY 9'After 17 years with the government, Robert P. Bubniak, associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications at the Veterans Affairs Department, will retire on July 31.

'I will be taking care of family affairs after I retire,' Bubniak said.

He joined the department in 1998 as associate deputy assistant secretary for telecommunications.

'Within telecommunications, instant gratification is not quick enough,' Bubniak said. 'People expect service and expect it now. Their expectations are very high and it's a part and parcel of our society.'

He cited as a major achievement during his tenure the establishment of communications among the department's bureaus. That included the timely transition from FTS 2000 to FTS 2001 services for long-haul telecommunications, he said.

The department has not named a replacement.

Bubniak previously worked at the State Department. While he was State's chief of telecommunications, wireless and data services, he received the International Definity User Group's Award for Excellence for global telecommunications management.

The retired Army officer also is past president of the Washington chapter of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association.

Bubniak has held positions at the Interagency Management Council and Government Information Technology Executive Council Board of Directors.

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