DJ Kachman, the Veterans Affairs Department’s director of Mobile Technology and Endpoint Security Engineering in the Office of Information and Technology, joined Federal News Radio for a free online chat.
Questions were submitted in real-time during the chat or submitted in advance by emailing moderator, Executive Editor Jason Miller.
Jason Miller also hosted Kachman on Ask the CIO the week prior to the chat.
Kachman discussed how he is helping VA address enterprise mobile challenges, implement better authentication on the network using smart identity cards and integrate mobile devices and services with enterprise desktops, apps and infrastructure.
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Donald R. Kachman Jr. (DJ) serves at the director of mobile and security assurance for solutions delivery, IT operations and services at the Veterans Affairs Department, focusing on integration of mobile devices into the VA to enhance the VA core mission. His group’s motto is that “we should secure the user experience, not prevent it.” Additionally, Mr. Kachman is currently in charge of developing the infrastructure for the VA’s endpoint security solutions.
Mr. Kachman’s VA career started in 1998 working at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Starting as a PC tech, he moved his was up to gain more responsibility until he was the medical center’s technical security officer. In 2007, he joined Enterprise Systems Engineering as the director of security assurance, which develops client solutions for VA’s endpoints for the VA’s enterprise. In 2010, he became mobile director and was charged with developing integration strategies for mobile devices into the department. Mr. Kachman is also a member of the OIT Transformation team, working to bring an Enterprise Command Center to the organization.
Mr. Kachman is a member of ATARC, ISC2 and has received recognition for his work to bring a secure and functional mobile experience to the VA. Mr. Kachman is the involved in his local church in several outreach programs. He resides in Battle Creek, Michigan, with his wife Tara and five children.