W. Scott Gould
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|W. Scott Gould|
|5th United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs|
April 2, 2009 – May 17, 2013
|Preceded by||Gordon H. Mansfield|
|Born||William Scott Gould
July 19, 1957 
|Alma mater||Cornell University
University of Rochester
William Scott Gould is a former United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed to this position on April 2, 2009 to replace Gordon H. Mansfield, who resigned on January 20, 2009. Gould resigned on May 17, 2013. Since Gould's resignation, the Deputy Secretary position has been vacant. He is now executive vice president at CareFirst, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan of Maryland.
Prior to his appointment at the VA, Gould was Vice President for "public sector strategy" at IBM Global Business Services. Gould was also Chief Executive Officer of The O'Gara Company, an investment services firm, and COO of Exolve, a technology services company. He is co-author (with Linda Bilmes) of the best-selling book: The People Factor: Strengthening America by Investing in Public Service (Brookings Institution Press).
Gould is also formerly Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the Department of Commerce. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance and Management at the United States Department of Treasury.
Gould is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served at sea aboard the guided missile destroyer Richard E. Byrd. As a Naval Intelligence reservist, Capt. Gould was recalled to active duty for Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. After President Obama’s election, he served as co-chair of the VA Agency Review Team for the Presidential Transition Team.
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- W. Scott Gould, Deputy Secretary - Biography