Senate clears McFarland for top IT post at VA

Senate clears McFarland for top IT post at VA

The Senate has confirmed Robert McFarland to become the next assistant secretary for information and technology at the Veterans Affairs Department.

The former Dell Inc. vice president will replace John Gauss, who resigned the CIO post earlier this year [see GCN story].

McFarland oversaw Dell government relations until his resignation in May. Prior to that, he managed the computer maker's military, federal, state and local government business as vice president and general manager of the government sector.

An Army veteran who served in Vietnam, McFarland holds a bachelor's degree in business management from LeTourneau University.

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