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GovCast Season 5 Episode 10 27m listen

Inside VA’s Innovative Workforce, IT Modernization Strategies

The agency’s deputy CIO, Dewaine Beard, talks new workforce initiatives to increase diversity and IT strategies to foster innovation.

President Biden’s recent executive order on diversity, equity, inclusion and access calls on federal agencies “to cultivate a workforce that draws from the full diversity of the nation.” Department of Veterans Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Dewaine Beard, as VA’s No. 2 tech chief, discusses how his agency is implementing new workforce initiatives to drive a diverse, innovative culture. He also unpacks VA OIT’s tech modernization and “vision-first” priorities ahead.

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