I have heard from a thoroughly reliable source that the official retirement ceremony for Veterans Affairs Department Chief Information Officer Roger Baker is set for Friday, March 1 – the day most of the government may go down the fiscal rabbit hole.
I also hear that VA Chief Technology Officer Peter Levin, who announced his retirement plans this week, will be honored at the same ceremony.
If you want to catch up with Baker post-retirement, he is scheduled as the keynote speaker at the Meritalk government data center confab at the Newseum in Washington at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 7.
Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.