Stephen Warren joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in May 2007 as the first Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Information and Technology (PDAS/IT) and serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Department.
As the PDAS, Stephen is the Chief Operating Officer of the $3.3 billion, 8,000-employee IT organization, overseeing its day-to-day activities to ensure VA employees have the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation's Veterans. He successfully led the integration of VA's vast IT network into one of the largest consolidated IT organizations in the world.
Prior to assuming his current role, Warren served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Federal Trade Commission and previously as CIO for the Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy.
Beginning in 1982, Warren served nine years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force, where he was involved in a broad range of activities, to include: research in support of the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), support for nuclear treaty monitoring efforts, and service in Korea as a transportation squadron section commander.
Warren has received a number of awards and honors, to include: Federal Computer Week Federal 100 award winner, 2004 and 2012; Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, 2008; Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA), 2006; Service to America Social Services Medal, 2004; AFFIRM (Association for Federal Information Resources Management) Leadership Award for Innovative Applications, 2004; and American Council for Technology Intergovernmental Solutions Awards, 2004.
Warren has been widely published on subjects involving nuclear facilities, radioactivity, and related issues. He holds a Master's in Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Michigan.