Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Connected Government
- Consolidating Mission-critical Systems
- Constituent Servicing
- Continuous Monitoring: Tools and Techniques for Trustworthy Government IT
- The Data Privacy Imperative: Safeguarding Sensitive Data
- Eliminating the Pitfalls: Steps to Virtualization in Government
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- Government Cloud Brokerage: Who, What, When, Where, Why?
- Government Mobility
- Mission-critical Apps in the Cloud
- Mobile Device Management
- The Modern Federal Threat Landscape
- The Path from Legacy Systems
- Understanding the Intersection of Customer Service and Security in the Cloud
Shows & Panels
Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said only about 1,000 users will have agency supplied devices that will be allowed to access VA systems. VA eventually wants to create an apps store where externally and internally developed software will be made available for doctors, nurses and other employees.
Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said the White House will be less dictatorial and more collaborative in finding spending reductions that work for each agency, individually. Lew would not rule out further changes to federal employee pay and benefits. Agencies are encouraged to work with stakeholders, especially Congress, from the beginning of the process to what the cuts should be.
Three senators say the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill needs tougher oversight after new figures show a quarter of the program's funds went to just eight companies that run for-profit colleges.
The Department of Health and Human Services wants more people to access their own medical records online. The Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services already have successful programs in place. They use a "blue button" feature that lets patients download their data.
Ed Meagher, a former Interior Department CIO and deputy CIO and Chief Technology Officer at VA, explains why he supports VisTA's move to open source.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee found agencies manually input data into grants, contracts and loan systems. The committee also said at least 10 agencies don't have good oversight of the data quality.
On today's Federal Drive: Veterans Affairs announced it will release its open-source EHR code, SSA announces new rules on banned visitors and the USPS prepares to testify about its dire financial straits.
The Department of Veterans Affairs celebrated the opening of the online portal where development on its electronic health record system will proceed using an open source model. The effort could fundamentally change the way the government tackles large IT projects, VA's chief information officer said.
More than $2 billion as been paid — so far — to Vietnam veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to Agent Orange, after the VA last summer added to the list of diseases thought to be related to exposure.
Todd Grams, acting Assistant Secretary for Management and Chief Financial Officer at the VA, is the leader behind work to cut costs and make access easier for beneficiaries.
Diane Phillips is the patient-centered care coordinator at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
The Veterans Affairs Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are testing how employees' personal mobile devices would work on their networks. VA plans to start letting its workers use their smartphones on its network in October. CDC is focusing letting employees access only non-sensitive data.
The VA has issued a request for information for secure cloud-based collaboration tools to head off the use of less secure web-based applications, such as Google Docs.
On today's Federal Drive: VA's new social media policy, the Army restarts its cloud email migration and more buyouts at federal agencies.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' social media policy encourages VA employees to adopt Web-based collaboration tools.
The Department of Veterans Affairs named 12 finalists in an employee contest to find ways to improve the agency's career training and counseling services.
On today's Federal Drive: USPS announced it's considering massive job cuts, Veterans Affairs large-scale IT contract under siege from bid protests and expanded benefits to the post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Veterans Affairs Department's multibillion dollar IT contract is facing complaints by General Dynamics and Standard Communications. A third protestor, D&S Consultants, filed a different protest with the Court of Federal Claims. Meanwhile, VA has awarded SAIC the 15th and final spot on T4.
The agency is using HUDStat sessions to set, oversee and accomplish performance goals. HUD and VA are using these meetings to ensure they are meeting their joint goal to reduce homelessness among veterans. HUD's Peter Grace said getting program managers to talk honestly about their challenges has been among the biggest changes.
Kim Nazi is an analyst with the VA's Veterans and Consumers Health Informatics Office and a 2011 Service to America Medal finalist in the Citizen Services category.