Michael J. Veasey
Mr. Veasey is a highly respected executive with over 40 years of service to the U.S. Federal Government, with special emphasis on strategic leadership to several Government agencies including Health Care.
Mike served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO) for the Defense Health Services Systems (DHSS) Office from its inception in 2008 until his retirement from federal service in 2012. DHSS is an IT acquisition office for the Defense Health Agency (formerly the Tricare Management Activity). DHSS develops, maintains, and operates more than 25 products used throughout the Military Health System (MHS) supporting three major functions: clinical support, medical logistics, and resources.
He is a retired Army Colonel with 30 years of distinguished military service in a variety of assignments: Operations Officer to the Army Inspector General; Chief, Army Promotions Branch; G-1, lst Armored Division with which he served during Operation Desert Storm; and Deputy G-1, 3d Infantry Division. After the military, Mike served as a DoD contractor and helped establish the Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses (the predecessor of the Office of Force Health Protection and Readiness). He then worked for the Department of Agriculture before returning to the MHS in 2000 where he first worked as Deputy Program Manager (DPM) for Operations, Resources Information Technology Program Office (RITPO) and then assumed the duties of DPM for the Executive Information Decision Support (EIDS) program office in March 2006. He became the Acting Program Manager, EIDS in January 2008.
Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Georgetown University in 1972 and earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Webster University in 1987. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army’s War College and the Command and General Staff College. Prior to retirement from the federal government, he was Acquisition Level III certified and a member of the Project Management Institute.