VA fleshing out senior IT staff

The Veterans Affairs Department is filling positions to complete its senior IT staffing.

VA has hired Scott Cragg as associate deputy assistant secretary for IT enterprise architecture management and chief architect. He started Monday.

The department is also in the process of filling the chief technology officer position.

VA anticipates that selection in the next month or so, said VA Deputy CIO Ed Meagher.

The vacancy announcement has closed and the department is evaluating candidates.

Craig Luigart has been acting CTO for the last several months in addition to his role as associate deputy assistant secretary for policy, plans and programs.

As chief architect, Cragg is responsible for departmentwide enterprise architecture, database management and VA's records management programs.

Cragg brings to VA extensive experience in corporate IT operations; hardware and software development; systems engineering and enterprise resource planning, VA said in its announcement. He also has Level III certifications in program management, information systems and systems engineering, research and development.

Most recently Cragg was CIO at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, formerly the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Previously, he was deputy CIO for IT operations at the Housing and Urban Development Department.

Cragg received his bachelor of science from Boston University and a master of science from George Washington University.

About the Author

Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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