“Stacy Cummings, longtime leader of the DOD’s EHR project, has been promoted to deputy assistant secretary of defense for acquisitions, logistics, and technology. The DOD and VA are close to naming leadership of an interagency coordination office that will help sort out disagreements between the two institutions on the implementation of their respective Cerner projects, a department spokesman told us. Cummings will be replaced in the EHR leadership role by Bill Tinston…” Read the full post here.
Source: Changing of the Guard – By Darius Tahir, March 27, 2019. POLITICO.
G2X TAKE: Confirming the recent reports of Stacy Cummings’, SES, planned departure, this leader, who has spent the past three years as the Program Executive Officer for the Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS), overseeing the DoD Electronic Health Record modernization efforts, including the operational, data exchange and interoperability initiatives, prepares to take on a new challenge as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology.
Her replacement, Bill Tinston, takes over this role providing direction to Department of Defense Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM), the Defense Medical Information Exchange (DMIX), the Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS) and the Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office (DoD/VA IPO).
Looking to get to know a bit more about this leader who recently served as Defense Logistics Agency Program Executive Officer for Information Operations? Included below are a few recent resources that shed some light on his views:
- This recent briefing with Tinston delves deeper into how forward-looking agencies are leaning toward DevSecOps as they work to modernize applications and gain the cost and flexibility benefits of the cloud, securely.
- This panel briefing, held early last year, focuses on how DevOps morphs into DevSecOps for built-in security and provides a detailed bio for Tinston.
- Bio: “Mr. William J. Tinston was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and selected as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in April 2012. As the PEO, Mr. Tinston is responsible for the management and oversight of DLA’s Major Automated Information Systems programs and special interest programs and is the milestone decision authority for DLA’s less-than-major programs…Before becoming the PEO, Mr. Tinston served as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO), responsible for providing a comprehensive IT technical strategy to enable the Agency to achieve current and emerging business objectives using secure state of the practice tools and technologies. Prior to his tenure as the CTO, Mr. Tinston held a variety of increasingly responsible positions at DLA, including Technical Director and Deputy Program Manager of DLA’s Business Systems Modernization program…” Read the full bio here.