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Senate panel approves Trump nominee to serve as VA CIO

September 19, 2018


James Gfrerer, the Trump administration’s pick to serve as chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a step closer to overseeing the VA’s IT infrastructure.

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday approved Gfrerer’s nomination, which now moves to the full Senate for a vote on his confirmation.

If confirmed, Gfrerer would oversee the implementation of a $15.8 billion VA electronic health record modernization program, which is slated to replace the decades-old Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture.

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