DFC Welcomes New Director of Veterans Affairs Programs

Duty First Consulting (DFC) is proud to announce Mr. Kevin Waugh as its new Director of Veterans Affairs Programs. Mr. Waugh will be responsible for program management of DFC’s growing business at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Waugh is an experienced Senior Manager, Analyst and Information Technology Architect with 24 years of successful transformation of businesses and government agencies through strategic consulting and large-scale system implementation. This includes over 7 years dedicated to the architecting, deployment, and management of the technology aspects of multiple large, global, enterprise resource planning systems and 6 years dedicated to the transformation and improvement of the processes and systems that deliver benefits to our nation’s Veterans.

While working with VA, Mr. Waugh was responsible for a team of over 70 individuals engaged in a number of VA’s highest profile initiatives including the Chapter 33 GI Bill implementation, Veterans Relationship Management initiative, and Paperless Claims Processing programs.

Terry Speegle, President, states “We are very excited to welcome Kevin to our team at Duty First Consulting. We are delivering on critical VA initiatives and believe that Kevin is the perfect addition to our team to provide vital leadership in support of the VA clients we serve. He is truly a valued business advisor to his clients and an extraordinary management and systems consulting leader.”

Mr. Waugh joins the DFC team from MITRE, a not-for-profit with expertise in systems engineering, information technology, operational concepts, and enterprise modernization, which manages federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). As a Portfolio Manager and Lead Systems Engineer for MITRE’s Center for Connected Government (CCG), he provided management, analyst and systems engineering services at Veterans Affairs over the past six years. Other roles at MITRE included support of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Interior, and U.S. Census Bureau.