Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Office of Enterprise Integration
Mr. Dat P. Tran serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for the Office of Enterprise Integration (OEI) in the Department of Veterans Affairs. In this role, he advises VA senior leaders regarding strategic planning; performance management; risk management; performance improvements; policy research; data analytics; transformation, and innovations.
Prior to his appointment as PDAS, Mr. Tran served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Data Governance and Analysis. In this role, he oversaw the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics and the Office of the Actuary. Mr. Tran had over a decade of experience leading data analytics and statistical activities in VA. He was a change agent in leading the implementation of data governance across the Department to ensure VA’s data is accurate, reliable, and accessible.
From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Tran served as a staff member of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs’ Committee. He was responsible for oversight activities of VA’s Information and Technology programs and coordination of committee hearings and legislative activities for the committee.
Prior to his government service, Mr. Tran served as the Manufacturing Operations Manager for Square D Electrical Company in Milwaukee, WI. He was responsible for managing the manufacturing, business planning, procurement, and customer service operations. Mr. Tran has also served as a Senior Project Manager and Industrial Systems Engineer at several Square D manufacturing facilities.
Mr. Tran graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Industrial Systems Engineering.
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