Baker is widely recognized for transforming the federal government's second largest IT department into a customer-driven, quality-based and results-oriented organization. The Program Management Accountability System (PMAS) he introduced was credited with dramatically improving project success rates and produced significant cost-savings. It also provides the foundation for the federal government's TechStat, PortfolioStat and IT Dashboard programs. Under his leadership, the agency was a leader in the adoption of new and emerging technologies, such as mobile devices to improve healthcare and empower Veterans. He was also a powerful advocate for standards-based systems and open source software within VA, and restored the agency's reputation as a trusted guardian of Veteran's personally identifiable information (PII).
At the U.S. Department of Commerce, Baker was recognized for modernizing the agency's IT systems and processes. During his tenure, he introduced new e-commerce capabilities, strengthened IT management, reduced operating costs and supported the decennial census. He also played a leadership role in defining the role of the federal CIO following passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act.
Prior to his VA appointment, Baker was President and CEO of Dataline LLC, an innovative, midsize technology company. He also served as CIO for General Dynamics Information Technology and General Manager for the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group at CACI International. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer for BlueGill Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and Operations at VISA International; and as Vice President of Consulting and Services for Verdix Corporation.
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