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Veterans Affairs News

VA's Gould moves the needle on many of VA's toughest challenges

Scott Gould's last day as the deputy secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department is today. In four years, Gould said he believes VA is a better place and does more to help veterans. He said the claims backlog is unacceptable, but the agency is making progress.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Panel votes to ban bonuses at Veterans Affairs

Members of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs voted Wednesday to place a five-year moratorium on bonuses to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 08:57am 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 3, 2013

Friday - 05/03/2013, 11:12pm EDT
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House chairman renews criticism of VA bonuses

Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said that giving the government's top award for its senior professionals to VA regional director Michael Moreland showed there was no limit to the "VA's tone deafness."

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:50pm EDT

First Lady asks companies to hire more veterans

Obama, Biden say that it's ultimately up to businesses to hire more veterans

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 01:01pm EDT

VA withholds disability claims executives' bonuses

VA withholds performance bonuses for senior executives dealing with disability claims

Tuesday - 04/30/2013, 12:20pm EDT

VA Deputy Secretary Scott Gould leaving

After four years as the second in charge, Scott Gould has decided to leave VA. His last day on the job will be May 17.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 01:27pm EDT

Compliance and medical data exchange

Lee Barrett, executive director of the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission, will discuss interoperability and how to transfer sensitive healthcare data in a secure manner.
April 23, 2013

Tuesday - 04/23/2013, 09:50pm EDT
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon's efforts to achieve interoperability with VA's electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD's project to build a new electronic health record is "likely to be detrimental to the President's goals" for interoperable health IT.

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:02pm EDT

VA expedites disability claims for vets at back of the line

Veterans waiting more than a year for a decision on their disability claims are moving to the front of the line, under a new program announced Friday.

Friday - 04/19/2013, 06:40pm EDT

Auditors find low enrollment in vets jobs program

Federal auditors say a job-training program designed to help veterans re-enter the workforce has more than 60,000 empty slots, left unfilled despite efforts to reduce the jobless rate among veterans.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 02:40am EDT

Coalition for Government Procurement 2013 Spring Conference

Attendees at the 2013 Coalition for Government Procurement's Spring Conference will engage in a government-industry "Mythbusters" dialogue with acquisition leadership from the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration and others about key procurement issues that impact members' government business.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:07pm EDT

Helping veteran owned businesses succeed

Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Business Accelerator, will talk about the program and what it hopes to accomplish.
April 12, 2013

Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:38pm EDT
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Budget calls for 4 percent spending increase at VA

White House says proposed spending increase for VA shows support for vets

Saturday - 04/06/2013, 12:44am EDT

Former VA CIO Baker joins Agilex

Roger Baker becomes the company's chief strategy officer to help it understand the market and ensure it's meeting agency customer expectations.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 05:41am EDT
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Veterans fight changes to disability payments

Veterans groups say disability payments, pensions should be kept out of budget negotiations

Monday - 04/01/2013, 09:34am EDT

VA-DoD health record saga becomes fodder for comedy show

The promise of a single a joint electronic health record system has long stymied the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. And now it's drawn the attention of late-night comedy show "The Daily Show."

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:20pm EDT

VA pushes DoD to adopt VistA as starting point for electronic health record

Under a revised strategy for creating an interagency e-health record, VA will use its current system, VistA. The department believes DoD should adopt it too.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:45am EDT
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VA Chief of Staff John Gingrich to retire

John Gingrich, the chief of staff for the Veterans Affairs Department, is retiring and will leave the agency by the end of the month after 37 years of federal and military service.

Monday - 03/25/2013, 07:53pm EDT

Shinseki says VA on target for ending backlog

Shinseki maintains 2015 goal for ending disability claims woes even as backlog worsens

Monday - 03/25/2013, 12:06pm EDT
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