The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that retired Army Maj. Gen. Bob Howard was recently sworn in as assistant secretary for information and technology.
Howard, who is originally from Everett, Mass., was confirmed by the Senate Sept. 30, according to a VA statement.
After a 33-year career in the Army, he spent nine years as vice president and general manager at Cubic, a defense applications and public transportation systems contractor. A major focus of Howard’s work was assisting former Communist states with defense modernization.
Howard has been an assistant professor of mathematics at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a professorial lecturer at American University in Washington, D.C.