Mr. Stephen Warren joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in May 2007 as the first Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) in the Office of Information and Technology (O&IT) and currently serves as the Executive in Charge and Chief Information Officer for OI&T. In this role, Mr. Warren oversees the day-to-day activities of VA’s $3.7 billion IT budget and over 8,000 IT employees to ensure that the VA has the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation’s Veterans. Mr. Warren has successfully led the consolidation of VA’s vast IT network into one of the largest consolidated IT organizations in the world.
Mr. Warren has over 30 years of federal experience. Previously, Mr. Warren served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the Federal Trade Commission, joining in December 2001. Among other accomplishments at the FTC, Mr. Warren managed the successful implementation of the Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry in 2003. Prior to the FTC, Mr. Warren served for ten years at the Department of Energy (DOE). His last position at DOE was as the CIO for the Office of Environmental Management, a $6 billion per year program responsible for managing the clean-up of former nuclear weapon production sites. Before working at DOE, Mr. Warren served for nine years on active duty in the Air Force where he was involved in a broad range of activities including: 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.
Mr. Warren is a 1982 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he received a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering. He received a M.S. in Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is widely published on subjects involving nuclear facilities, radioactivity, and related issues. He is an accomplished speaker on a range of topics including information security, project management, and managing change.
Mr. Warren was recognized by Federal Computer Week as one of the Federal 100 award winners for 2012 and 2004. He received the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive in 2008. He is a recipient of the 2006 Government Information Security Leadership Award (GISLA). In 2004, Mr. Warren was awarded the Service to America Social Services Medal, as one of the managers of the FTC’s National Do Not Call registry. He led the IT team that received the 2004 AFFIRM (Association for Federal Information Resources Management) Leadership Award for Innovative Applications and one of five federal 2004 American Council for Technology Intergovernmental Solutions awards. He is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council, and a member of the CIO Executive Council Advisor Board.