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6:53 pm, September 30, 2014

Agency of the Month

DHA, Thursdays, 10:00 a.m.

Agency of the Month examines the many important facets of government agencies. Each month, Federal News Radio speaks with top executives from a specific agency about the issues most important to its mission. The Agency of the Month for April 2014 - the Defense Health Agency.

DHA sets sights on big savings with joint-first strategy

The Defense Health Agency is predicting savings of over $2.4 billion in the next five years by reducing duplication between the services, Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb, director of DHA, tells Agency of the Month Host Lauren Larson.

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 12:00pm EDT

DoD fights unhealthy habits of its workforce

Top initiatives addressing nutrition, exercise and smoking will be implemented department-wide, Captain Kim Elenberg, deputy director of the Defense Health Agency's Public Health Service, tells Federal News Radio's Agency of the Month radio program.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:44pm EDT

DoD realizes health care cost savings through multiple channels

On this week's edition of Agency of the Month, host Lauren Larson is joined by Navy Capt. James Poindexter, acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services, and Dave Bowen, director of health care IT and chief information officer at the Defense Health Agency.

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 03:31am EDT

New era in military medicine takes hold

"For the first time, you have an operational level organization that can directly interface with all the services get their input, organize themselves, really solicit and collaborate with the services so we can build a better military health system," Major General Richard Thomas, chief medical officer and director of DHA Healthcare Operations, tells Federal News Radio.