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Karen Brazell to Perform Duties of Assistant Secretary for VA Office of Enterprise Integration


April 9, 2020, 11:40:00 AM




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WASHINGTON – Under the direction of President Trump, April 7, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie named, U.S. Army Veteran, Karen Brazell to Perform the Duties of Assistant Secretary for VA’s Office of Enterprise Integration (OEI).


“Karen is an excellent choice to lead OEI, which is charged with integrating the operations,” said Wilkie. “OEI played a critical role in the successful rollout of the MISSION Act and countless other efforts aimed at helping Veterans, and Veterans will continue to benefit under her leadership.”


Since 2018, Brazell served as VA’s principal executive director and chief acquisition officer and has played an important role in ensuring adequate supplies to VA Medical Centers and clinics around the country during the COVID-19 outbreak.


Before coming to VA, Brazell was chief of staff to the White House Military Office, where she oversaw strategic planning, communications and policy development among other issues.


She also served as deputy director of the Acquisition and Resource Integration at Naval Facilities Command in Washington, D.C.


In this role, Brazell will lead the excellent work OEI has done to integrate the operations of one of the largest federal departments to ensure improved outcomes for both Veterans and VA employees.


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