Veterans Affairs CTO Perry retires

Veterans Affairs CTO Perry retires

Frank Perry, Veterans Affairs Department chief technology officer, retired as of Friday, a VA spokesman said today. Perry led the development of the One-VA enterprise architecture and spearheaded the consolidation of functions, data and processes historically duplicated within vertical lines of business, the spokesman said. He had held the CTO position since December 2001.

As the senior technical leader in the Office of Information and Technology, Perry was responsible for integration of architecture, engineering and development activities across all information technology projects and initiatives, including telecommunications and cybersecurity.

Perry worked with former VA CIO John Gauss on enterprise architecture both at the VA and in the military prior to that. Perry was former technical director for the Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, where he oversaw integration of all Navy command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information processing application development activities, networking activities, and information transport activities across the command.

Perry also was a principal in three start-ups over nearly 10 years. He received a bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and a master's and Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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