The Honorable Roger W. Baker was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in May of 2009, serving until March, 2013. He is recognized for transforming the federal government’s second largest IT department, with 8,000 people and a $4 Billion annual budget, into a customer-driven, results-oriented organization.He also served as CIO for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1998 to 2001. Baker, currently serving as a consultant, has worked extensively in the private sector for a variety of successful technology companies, most recently as Chief Strategy Officer for Agilex Technologies.