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Kshemendra Paul Named VA Chief Data Officer

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Jeff Brody
Kshemendra Paul

Kshemendra Paul, a more than 14-year information technology veteran in the federal government sector, has been appointed chief data officer and executive director for data governance and analytics at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department said Monday that Paul will lead business intelligence as well as data governance and analytics operations to help inform decision-making across the VA enterprise.

Previously, Paul worked for the Department of Homeland Security where he served as cloud action officer and led strategy development for information sharing efforts. He held a similar role at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and served in chief architect positions at the Department of Justice and Office of Management and Budget. His appointment comes as part of VA’s efforts to comply with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.

“President Trump is delivering on his promises to improve care for our veterans and make government work better for the American people,” noted Robert Wilkie, VA secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner. “We will continue to build on this progress by leveraging data as an asset to better deliver the care and services veterans expect and deserve.