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Scott R. Blackburn

Executive in Charge for the Office of Information and Technology

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Mr. Scott Blackburn was appointed Executive in Charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology by Secretary Shulkin in October 2017.

Mr. Blackburn joined VA in November 2014, serving first as Senior Advisor to the Secretary on Transformation, Interim Executive Director of the MyVA Task Force, and Interim Deputy Secretary.

Prior to VA, Mr. Blackburn was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he helped transform cultures of large, often bureaucratic, Fortune 500 companies. He was named partner in 2011.

Mr. Blackburn hails from a family with a strong tradition of military service. All four of his siblings are Veterans, and he served in the Army from 1999 to 2003 as an Armor and Signals Corps officer. Mr. Blackburn is a Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan.

Medically discharged after a non-combat-related back injury in Kuwait, Mr. Blackburn is a beneficiary of VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program that facilitated a smooth transition from uniform to university. In 2005, Mr. Blackburn graduated from Harvard Business School. 

Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he is particularly proud that he was raised in the coastal town of Scituate, popularly known as the Irish Riviera.

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