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4:30 am, July 24, 2014

Veterans Affairs News

Replica Flying Fortress offers peek into WWII history

Federal Drive's Tom Temin lives a life-long dream as he soars above the Maryland countryside in a B-17 bomber. The aircraft, operated by the Liberty Foundation, is one of the few such bombers still flying.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:23pm EDT

For 2013, CFC focusing on the people behind the money

Federal employees can start donating to the more than 4,000 charities under the Combined Federal Campaign. One of the goals of the CFC is to increase the number of people giving to charities, not just reaching a dollar threshold.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 04:11pm EDT

Feds won't enforce same-sex veterans law

Feds to stop enforcing law blocking marriage benefits for same-sex spouses of veterans

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 08:42am EDT

The healthcare claims process

Tom Romeo, president of MAXIMUS Federal explains how the appeals process works when a healthcare claim is rejected.
September 3, 2013

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 12:16am EDT
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VA expands on-campus counselor program to help student veterans

Full-time counselors hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs will have offices on 94 college campuses by 2014. The on-site counselors help student veterans with everything from GI Bill problems to transitioning from military to civilian life.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:26am EDT
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VA still evaluating benefits for same-sex couples

VA secretary says law governing veterans benefits contained similar language to DOMA

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 08:40am EDT

The ESGR and VA Accelerator programs

Ron Young, executive director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Accelerator, will discuss how their organizations are helping veterans when they return to or enter the civilian workforce.
August 16, 2013

Friday - 08/16/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: A new job for a former VA senior official; Countdown to cloud credential pilot begins

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Friday - 08/16/2013, 07:08pm EDT

Obama: Progress made on disability claims backlog

Obama cites progress in reducing claims backlog during address to disabled veterans

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 04:44pm EDT

Obama signs bill easing airport screening for vets

Obama signs bill to ease airport screening for wounded or disabled troops and vets

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 10:40pm EDT

Serious doubts remain about VA's ability to secure veterans' data

A recent briefing between the House Veterans Affairs Committee, VA IT executives and DHS ended with the lead majority staff member walking out before the meeting ended. The rising tensions between the House Veterans Affairs committee's majority and VA come as a report surfaced showing veterans are at a higher risk of identity theft than the average citizen.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:32pm EDT
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VA counting on telemedicine to improve, expand care to vets

At a recent health IT demonstration, the Veterans Affairs Department showcased nine different technologies that it hopes will change how it delivers health care. The agency is testing medical mobile apps on iPads with 1,000 severely injured veterans.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:15am EDT
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Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program

House Small Business and Veterans Affairs committee members plan to introduce a bill Thursday to make the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program less cumbersome, confusing and more transparent.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:54am EDT

Electronic identification for veterans

Blake Hall, co-founder of ID.me, will discuss how his company's electronic identification process, is helping veterans get the benefits they have earned.
July 30, 2013

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:38pm EDT
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The ESGR and VA Accelerator programs

Ron Young, executive director of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program and Phillip Selleh, program manager for the VA Accelerator, will discuss how their organizations are helping veterans when they return to or enter the civilian workforce.
July 26, 2013

Friday - 07/26/2013, 09:49pm EDT
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VA, OPM implement promising practices for next generation of SESers

A new report by the Partnership for Public Service and McKinsey and Company found inconsistencies among agencies in how they recruit and develop their Senior Executive Service members. That lack of standardized leadership development is causing some to question whether senior executives will be prepared to replace long-time managers who are retiring at a fast rate.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:45am EDT
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House proposal gives VA's budget process a facelift

House Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) introduced a bill to establish quadrennial reviews and a five-year plan for VA's budget. The bill also would designate a chief strategy officer to oversee budgetary planning.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:15pm EDT

DoD, VA reassure Congress of continued growth of health data sharing

House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees inserted a provision in the fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill requiring DoD and VA to have an interoperable health record system by 2017. Agency officials say they already are and will continue to share health care data, but having one integrated, interoperable health care management system is no longer necessary.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:29am EDT
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House committee, VA clash over requests for data

House committee uses website to chronicle what it describes as lack of transparency at VA

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 03:48pm EDT

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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