CTO, Department of Veterans Affairs
Federal Leadership of the Year
Charles Worthington has spent several years leading government innovation, first as a Presidential Innovation Fellow and now at the Department of Veterans Affairs as CTO. The VA has been at the forefront of the pandemic, working to care for veterans and to back up the public health care system strained by the number of COVID-19 cases. Worthington has been working to implement modernization efforts to increase the effectiveness of and efficiency of the department’s care, even as the pandemic rages on. Worthington continues to focus on technology that can be fielded now and improve the lives of veterans.