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Veterans Affairs News

Agencies preparing for next evolution in telecom services

The General Services Administration is preparing the Network Services 2020 program that would move the government to a standardized telecommunications network infrastructure. Other agencies, such as VA and ATF, are building on their experiences with the cloud to create an agile network infrastructure.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:58am EDT
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VA 'surge' closes out 97 percent of oldest disability claims

The Veterans Affairs Department made it a top priority earlier this year to handle all disability claims from veterans who've been waiting two years or longer. The department mostly succeeded in its two-month surge operation, but serious questions linger about the sustainability of the backlog elimination effort.

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:30am EDT
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VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT

As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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House lawmakers press VA for more details, assurances after cyber attacks

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and ranking member Michael Michaud (D-Maine) sent Secretary Eric Shinseki a letter asking for an explanation on why VA didn't tell the committee about multiple nation state attacks. The lawmakers call for VA to offer credit monitoring services to tens of millions of veterans.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:33pm EDT
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Lawmakers, IG expose further vulnerabilities in VA's cybersecurity

The Veterans Affairs Department has been compromised by at least eight different nation state organizations that stole data from its systems, House lawmakers and other experts say. VA officials say there always are risks, but their computer security is better than ever before.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 09:13am EDT
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House passes budget bill boosting vets' programs

The House on Tuesday passed the first of 12 spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, a popular measure providing more money for veterans' programs like health care.

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 03:36am EDT

Official describes rampant computer hacking at VA

Jerry Davis, who served as the VA's chief information security officer until February 2013, testified at a House subcommittee hearing that the VA became aware of the computer hacking in March 2010 and that attacks continue "to this very day."

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 07:41pm EDT

Todd Grams to return to IRS as chief of staff

Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel requested Grams come back to the IRS for a third stint and leave his current role as the executive-in-charge in the Office of Management and chief financial officer at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:33pm EDT

VA's security shortcuts put millions of veterans' data at risk, former VA cyber official alleges

The Veterans Affairs Department denies claims that systems or data are in danger. But Jerry Davis, the former deputy assistant secretary for information security in VA's Office of Information and Technology, asserts in documents that he was bullied into signing security certifications that were deficient as a condition of his departure from VA for a new job at NASA.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:01am EDT
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GSA's Turco moving to VHA

Kathleen Turco is leaving GSA after 11 years, including the last three as the associate administrator of governmentwide policy. She will become the CFO at the Veterans Health Administration.

Friday - 05/31/2013, 11:27am EDT

Obama to nation: Don't take US troops for granted

Obama urges nation 'to always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice' of its fallen heroes

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 06:14pm EDT

Obama: Nation must do more for military heroes

Obama: Americans must do more than just remember nation's fallen heroes on Memorial Day

Sunday - 05/26/2013, 03:50am EDT

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny

Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital spark outrage, congressional scrutiny and proposed legislation

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 03:20pm EDT

VA chipping away at oldest disability claims in backlog

All veterans who have waited two years or more for a decision will have their cases decided by next month, the Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress. Half of the Veterans Benefits Administration's oldest cases already have been removed from the backlog.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:16am EDT
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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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DoD to pursue commercial alternative to VA's VistA

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to turn to the commercial marketplace for an integrated electronic health records solution rather than adopting VA' Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. He cited market research that showed turning to the competitive process would generate reduced cost and technical risk for DoD.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:04am EDT

SBA starting new lending program for veterans

The Small Business Administration announced Tuesday it has lined up pledges from more than 120 banks to increase lending to veterans.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 06:10am EDT

AP IMPACT: Military sex abuse victims seek VA help

AP IMPACT: Thousands of military sex abuse victims seek VA health care, disability benefits

Monday - 05/20/2013, 12:22pm EDT

Helping veterans find jobs

Derrick Dortch will host a roundtable discussion of new programs and initiatives designed to help veterans find jobs or start their own businesses.
May 17, 2013

Friday - 05/17/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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