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Ricci L. Mulligan

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Office of Information and Technology

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)



As the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Ms. Mulligan serves as the primary manager for leveraging Ol&T's resources and aligning the business and mission in support of VA's ongoing transformation efforts, her purview includes the planned effort for a new electronic health record and other enterprise modernization initiatives.


She previously served as the Executive Director of IT Budget and Finance (ITBF), Ms. Mulligan oversaw the preparation, development and analysis of the IT Budget for VA IT initiatives across the Department. She also served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer for OI&T and worked closely with the Office of Management's Financial Managers and provided expert IT budget and financial advice throughout 01T. Prior to joining VA, Ms. Mulligan served as the Assistant Director, Office of Resource Management, Federal Protective Service, Department of Homeland Security.


A Tampa, Florida native, Ms. Mulligan is a retired United States Army Intelligence professional serving honorably from 1978 until 1999. She received the prestigious Legion of Merit, in recognition of her exceptional meritorious conduct and outstanding achievements during her military career. She started her career as an intelligence analyst and was stationed worldwide during her career. She served in a variety of assignments from overseeing signals intelligence missions covering Bosnia, deploying to Somalia, and serving as the Deputy Business Manager for Program Intelligence and Effects developing intelligence systems for the United States Army.


With her civilian and military careers combined, Ms. Mulligan has 34 years of service. She possesses a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Arts degree from Troy State in Alabama in Public Administration.

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