The mission of the WashingtonExec Healthcare Council is to bring together thought leaders and executives from both Industry and Federal Government within the Healthcare domain to facilitate open, transparent, and trusted dialogue, on perspectives between industry executives and their counterparts in government. The desired goal is “seamless care” throughout the care continuum for all patients across commercial and government healthcare systems. Our call to action is national healthcare interoperability to improve outcomes and reduce waste. The purpose of these executive engagements is to help share knowledge and trends of the evolving and rapidly changing Healthcare challenges as new and old technologies intersect.
Rob C. Thomas II
Currently serving as a Strategic Account Executive at Leidos in Reston, VA.
Prior to coming to Leidos served as the Acting Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer for the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Simultaneously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy CIO at theVA. Oversees the day-to-day activities of VA’s $4.5 billion IT budget and more than 16,000 government and contract personnel to ensure that VA has the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation’s Veterans. Mr. Thomas previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OI&T’s Enterprise Program Management Office, directing all aspects of the portfolio, program, and project management process and providing strategic leadership over all software development, testing, delivery, and sustainment.
Before coming to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Mr. Thomas served as Deputy Chief Information Officer and Acting Chief Information
Officer (CIO) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Washington, D.C. He had oversight responsibilities for all FEMA information systems including governance, planning, budgeting, engineering, development, security and operations. Prior to this, Mr. Thomas was Vice President of Enterprise
Transformation for Accenture LLC. Other roles include Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration and
Deputy CIO, Department of the Air Force, and Executive Director, Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor at Cal State teaching systems engineering. He is both Federal (CEU) and DoD certified enterprise architect.
Mr. Thomas’ notable awards include the VA Secretary’s ICARE Award (2016); the Hall of Fame,
Enterprise Architecture, FEAC and John Zachman (2013); Lifetime Achievement Award, Enterprise Architecture, FEAC and Digital Government Institute (2010); Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2006); Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award (2005); and Federal 100 (2000).