Former VA CTO launches data security company


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After leaving the Veterans Affairs Department in March, Peter Levin, former chief technology officer, is putting his skills to wider use, launching his own company, Amida Tech.

As CEO of Amida, Levin will concentrate on providing industry, nonprofits and the public sector with data security — including identity registration and management, credentialing and authentication and policy-based access and control — for information services in the health, education and energy sectors. The company will help these groups design, architect and position digital assets in addition to creating and deploying data-centric services.

Levin launched Amida alongside Dmitry Kachaev, a civic hacker who was in the inaugural class of the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and worked on Project Open Data. Kachaev now serves as Amida’s technical co-founder.

In addition to Levin, VA has seen a string of senior technology officials depart their posts this year including W. Scott Gould, former deputy secretary, John Gingrich, former chief of staff, and Roger Baker, former chief information officer and assistant secretary in the Office of Information and Technology.

Baker has similarly moved his skills into the private sector, having joined Agilex as chief strategy officer.

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