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Senate panel approves Trump nominee to serve as VA CIO

September 19, 2018

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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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