The Mission - The mission of the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) is to collaborate with our business partners to create the best experience for all Veterans.
The Vision - To become a world-class organization that provides a seamless, unified Veteran experience through the delivery of state-of-the-art technology.
Kurt DelBene - Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer
Mr. Kurt DelBene oversees the day-to-day activities of VA’s $4 billion IT budget and more than 16,000 government and contract personnel to ensure that VA has the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation’s Veterans.
OIT thrives on diversity. We recruit, develop, and sustain a 16,000+ team of employees and contractors who use their talents and backgrounds to deliver technologies and services that improve the Veteran experience. With Fortune 500 executives, lifelong public servants, government leaders, and service members transitioning out of the military — we have built a team whose primary motivation is to serve. That motivation drives each of us to identify areas for improvement, to become change agents, and to transform OIT into a lean, agile, Veteran-focused enterprise.
OIT by the Numbers
More than 50 percent of OIT employees are Veterans
6000+ approved tools in technical reference model
779+ million documents and 4 billion images in VBMS
1.5 million data elements exchanged between DoD and VA daily
361 Information System Security Officers
TRANSPARENCY: We share our successes and our failures. We tell it like it is, instead of qualifying or glossing over the truth.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We own the issues within our environment and our organization, and we hold ourselves accountable to take steps to improve them while transparently sharing our progress along the way.
INNOVATION: We ask, “Why not?” and “What if?” We look at our environment and our Veterans’ needs and find opportunities to change things for the better.
TEAMWORK: We work for the success of the team, not the glory of the moment. We focus on outcomes. We ask ourselves, “Is this in the best interest of the Veteran?”