Department of Veterans Affairs
Robert Henke - Assistant Secretary for Management
The Department of Veterans Affairs is tasked with caring for the needs of military veterans both in times of peace and at war. With conflicts raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the VA is finding itself challenged to keep up with the need for veterans benefits, especially health care, while trying to update their IT infrastructure and harmonize their medical records system with those of the Pentagon. Robert Henke, who serves as both VA's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Acquisitions Officer, talks about how he was inspired to get into the government, the challenges of keeping up with IT, and recent headlines surrounding the use of government issued credit cards.