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Dept. of Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer and Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology Roger Baker is our FedMentor of the Week!

Prior to his appointment as CIO, Roger was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dataline LLC, a mid-sized IT services and integration company based in Norfolk, Va. Prior to joining Dataline, Mr. Baker was CIO at General Dynamics Information Technology, and Executive Vice President and general manager of the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group for CACI International. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Baker was the CIO at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Full interview:

Excerpts

What was your first government job and what did you learn from that experience?

Was there anything you did early in your career that influenced your success?

What’s the best career advice you have ever received?

What advice do you have for young employees who may feel overwhelmed in their new roles?

What resources would you recommend for someone to help further their career?

Why would you recommend someone early in their career consider working for the government?

What are you working on right now?