W. Scott Gould
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|W. Scott Gould|
|6th United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs|
April 2, 2009
|Preceded by||Gordon H. Mansfield|
|Born||William Scott Gould
July 19, 1957 
|Alma mater||Cornell University
University of Rochester
William Scott Gould was confirmed as United States Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs on April 2, 2009 to replace Gordon H. Mansfield, who resigned from this Office on January 20, 2009.
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. <http://www.va.gov/opa/bios/bio_gould.asp>