Office of Enterprise Integration
Debra Del Mar
Serves as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary on the development, adoption, and implementation of Department-wide programs and policies affecting overall operations of VA. Prepares authoritative recommendations and thorough evaluations of proposed, new, or revised legislation impacting Departmental programs and procedures. Conducts expert in-depth analysis of such legislation to advise the Assistant Secretary and other OEI leaders of any potential impacts, conflicts, or other issues that may adversely affect current Departmental programs, policies, or procedures. Conducts extensive and complex evaluations of various Departmental programs, develops and presents recommendations to the Assistant Secretary and other OEI leaders regarding program effectiveness and efficiency. The information derived from these studies and projects is used as a basis of recommendations that will change current policies or programs of VA delivery systems nationwide. Coordinates strategic management initiatives with cross-cutting implications and assists in the development of new policies and initiatives. Recommends short- and long-range objectives for the Department. Undertakes broad confidential studies as directed in order to resolve controversial issues affecting the Department’s activities. Maintains critical awareness of sensitive program developments.
Ms. Del Mar has been a leader in government business reform and agile information technology application. With over 35 years of experience, her knowledge and experience in management consulting, systems consolidation/modernization and business transformation distinguishes her as an industry thought leader. As a highly regarded business executive, her relationships are expansive and collaborative, spanning both government and private sectors — enabling her to be an effective spokesperson and passionate advocate for Federal financial reform, standardization and simplification. She possesses a strong public service commitment, evidenced by her volunteer detail in the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as her ongoing volunteer work to align contractor objectives and practices with public interests. She consults with key government executives and is a regular speaker and author on strategic business imperatives [Armed Forces Comptroller Journals: Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Winter 2020]. She contributes generously of her time for the betterment of the DoD — as the current American Society of Military Comptroller’s (ASMC) National Corporate VP/Advisory Group Chair and Executive Board member, the ASMC Washington Chapter Corporate Vice President, and Chair of the ASMC National Capital Region Professional Development Institute (PDI). She was recognized with the ASMC National Leadership Award 2014; Washington Chapter Leadership Award 2016, and Corporate Member of the Year Award 2009.
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