VA to allow employee-owned mobile devices

Tuesday - 7/12/2011, 10:09am EDT

The Department of Veterans Affairs says starting this October, its employees will be able to bring their own tablet computers and other mobile devices to work, and use them on VA networks. For now, VA isn't saying specifically which devices they'll approve, only hinting that they'll be "very popular" devices. The department says it will set up a secure system that allows those devices to view information on VA's electronic health record system, but not to store that data. Employees will also have to agree to let VA monitor the devices.