W. Todd Grams currently serves as Executive-in-Charge (EIC), Office of Management and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Before serving as the EIC-CFO, he was appointed as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management on Nov. 8, 2009. He is responsible for VA's $130 billion budget as well as the Department's financial management, performance management, business oversight, and asset enterprise management programs.
Mr. Grams has been a member of the Senior Executive Service for almost 20 years and has served as the CFO and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at various Federal agencies.
He served as the CFO at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from July 2006 to November 2009, where he was responsible for all NIST-wide administrative offices including: information technology, human resources, facilities, construction, finance, acquisitions, grants, budget, safety and security.
From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Grams served as the CIO of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where he was responsible for all IRS IT functions nationwide, totaling $2 billion and 7,000 staff. From 2001 to 2003, he was the CFO of the IRS where he was responsible for the accounting of $2 trillion in tax receipts and the oversight of the IRS' $10 billion operating budget.
Prior to joining the IRS, he served at VA from 1994 to 2000 as the first CFO of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) where he was responsible for budget, finance, CHAMPVA, Medical Care Cost Recovery, DOD-VA Sharing, and acquisitions. In 2001, Mr. Grams served as VA's Deputy Chief Financial Officer.
He served in a variety of positions at the Office of Management and Budget from 1983 to 1994, including appropriations bill tracker, budget examiner, and Chief of the Veterans Affairs Branch. Mr. Grams began his Federal service at the Bureau of the Census in 1980 as a budget analyst.
Mr. Grams was awarded the Partnership for Public Services' "Service to America Medal for Management Excellence" in 2011. He has also earned three Presidential Rank Awards. He received the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service in 2006 (while with the IRS) and in 2000 (while with VA). In 1997, he received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service at VA.
Mr. Grams graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1980.