Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for OIT (PDAS) serves as the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for OIT with the responsibility to oversee and facilitate all IT activities of the Department. The PDAS is responsible for all information technology programs with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and is tasked with improving the effectiveness of program operations and assisting line and staff organizations in the performance of their missions.
Prior to assuming the role as the PDAS, Mr. Beard was the Executive Director of End User Operations (EUO). He is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership for a Democratic Society program and holds a current leadership certification in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).