Adam Patterson | GovernmentCIO Media & Research

Adam Patterson

Staff Writer/Researcher
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Adam Patterson is a staff writer/researcher for GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where he covers IT and innovation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Prior to joining the team in June 2019, Adam worked as a researcher at the National Defense University’s Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) where he helped design war games and crisis response exercises. He has also worked at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Affairs performing research and analysis covering the Syrian Civil War.

Adam earned a Master of Arts in strategic studies and Middle East studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies where he focused on insurgency, asymmetrical conflict and the social origins of mass violence.


Agency leaders linked complex IT modernization initiatives with improving customer experience.

The newly launched Veterans Legacy Memorial builds atop agency databases to create a living tribute to America's veterans.

Representatives from academia and the public sector discuss early-stage navigation of product management for federal IT.

Provisioning and deployment of support are initiatives VA hopes to influence reform in other agencies.

The agency's first-ever director of artificial intelligence lays out ambitious plans to leverage AI toward improved care.

Agency thought leaders have positioned the agency to become a development hub in applying 3D printing to patient care.

The VA enterprise cloud streamlines agency services and fosters advances in big data analysis and machine learning.

Information security veteran emphasizes the need to move past a detection-based model to a mathematically predictive model.

Modernizing the VA's electronic health records database could streamline the care process, assuming technical complexities are carefully managed.

Newly released Digital Compensation Claims Tool signals an era of innovation at the agency.

Combining practices from the private sector with advances in big data, the agency has begun systematically reshaping veteran care.