What Does This Mean for HR Automation

Mr. Allen Pittman, the leadership face of HR automation efforts in VA has resigned. We have not yet received a  public statement or an internal news release so I am not sure what happened but my mind goes right to the automation efforts he was providing leadership for. What does this mean for those efforts and is this the end of leadership support for them. Until I hear and see more, this is not looking good for the home team. Darn!