Mach37 Dinner With Roger Baker
Roger Baker To Speak At Mach37 Dinner #5
October 17, 2013 (Herndon, VA) – Roger Baker, Chief Strategy Officer at Agilex, will be the guest speaker at the fifth weekly Security Leaders Dinner at Mach37 this week.
Baker previously served as Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from 2009 to 2013, and as CIO for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1998 to 2001.
Baker is widely recognized for transforming the federal government’s second largest IT department into a customer-driven, quality-based and results-oriented organization. The Program Management Accountability System (PMAS) he introduced was credited with dramatically improving project success rates and produced significant cost-savings. It also provides the foundation for the federal government’s TechStat, PortfolioStat and IT Dashboard programs. Under his leadership, the agency was a leader in the adoption of new and emerging technologies, such as mobile devices to improve healthcare and empower Veterans. He was also a powerful advocate for standards-based systems and open source software within VA, and restored the agency’s reputation as a trusted guardian of Veteran’s personally identifiable information (PII).
At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Baker was recognized for modernizing the agency’s IT systems and processes. During his tenure, he introduced new e-commerce capabilities, strengthened IT management, reduced operating costs and supported the decennial census. He also played a leadership role in defining the role of the federal CIO following passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act.
Prior to his VA appointment, Baker was President and CEO of Dataline LLC, an innovative, midsize technology company. He also served as CIO for General Dynamics Information Technology and General Manager for the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group at CACI International. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer for BlueGill Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and Operations at VISA International; and as Vice President of Consulting and Services for Verdix Corporation.
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Agilex is an award-winning, employee-owned provider of mission and technology solutions to the national security, healthcare and public sectors. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, we serve a majority of the Cabinet-level federal departments, including the Departments of Defense, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice and Veterans Affairs; members of the Intelligence Community; and a number of independent and quasi-independent agencies, such as Amtrak and the United States Postal Service. By bringing together Agility with Expertise, our 500 professionals help clients Realize the Value of Information®
Agilex was named the 2012 Government Contracting Firm of the Year by the Technology Council of Maryland, the 2011 Greater Washington Government Contractor of the Year in the $25-75M category, and as the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2010 Hottest Emerging Government Contractor for the Washington, DC region. The company is also a recipient of a 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award, which recognizes local companies for their sustained, executive-level commitment to promoting and maintaining an ethical business culture. Agilex was named Virginia’s fastest growing technology company by the 2012 Fantastic 50 awards program.
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