Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obama Picks Scott Gould as Deputy Secretary Veterans Affairs

Scott Gould, currently an IBM vp, worked on Obama's transition team.
Military Times: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki praised President Barack Obama’s intent to nominate Scott Gould as next deputy secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Gould is vice president for public sector strategy at IBM Global Business Services and a former intelligence officer in the naval reserve. He has also worked at the Commerce and Treasury departments.

Gould “is fully committed to fulfilling President Obama’s vision and my goals for transforming the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization,” Shinseki said. “He understands the fundamentals that will drive that transformation: veteran-centric, results-oriented and forward looking.”