Roger Baker, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs from 2009 until 2013, has joined Chantilly, Va.-based federal technology contractor Agilex Technologies as chief strategy officer.
He will be responsible for helping grow the company’s presence in the government market as Agilex aims to become a billion-dollar company over the next decade, Agilex said Wednesday.
Baker will also work agencies to implement strategies and technologies for updating their information technology operations and with industry partners to develop joint products and delivery teams.
“In today’s financial climate, it is important that technology be viewed as an investment that is essential to mission success, ” Baker said.
“I am excited to join the Agilex leadership team, and to be charged with defining our corporate strategies as we seek to deliver results for a broader set of customers, ” he added.
While at the VA, he introduced a program management accountability system that Agilex says is the foundation for the federal government’s TechStat, PortfolioStat and IT Dashboard programs.
Baker also advocated for using standards-based systems and open source software, while the agency also adopted mobile devices for healthcare and programs during his tenure.
His federal service career also includes three years as CIO at the Commerce Department between 1998 and 2001, where he is credited with introducing new electronic commerce systems and helping define the role of the federal CIO under the Clinger-Cohen Act.
Prior to joining the VA, Baker served as president and CEO of technology company Dataline LLC.
He has also served as CIO for General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business unit and general manager for CACI International‘s (NYSE: CACI) telecommunications and information assurance business group.
Other private sector positions included chief operating officer for BlueGill Technologies, vice president of engineering and operations at Visa International and VP of consulting and services at Verdix Corp.