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CMS claims cyber fixes in place for HealthCare.gov

Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members on Nov. 14 that CMS fixed 22 technical recommendations before open enrollment began. The letter came on the cusp of yet another contentious hearing on the role of former White House CTO Todd Park in overseeing and developing the initially troubled portal.

Tags: technology , management , oversight , Congress , House Science and Technology Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , CMS , HHS , White House , Todd Park , Marilyn Tavenner , Scott Peters , Darrell Issa , Paul Broun , Eric Swalwell , cybersecurity , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 04:26am EST
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Veterans group calls for legislative fix to VA contracting rule

Vietnam Veterans of America alleges the Veterans Affairs Department's service-disabled veteran-owned business set aside program is keeping legitimately qualified companies from competing for VA contracts. The group advocates loosening a rule that requires service-disabled veterans maintain unconditional control of all business decisions.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , SBA , contracting , Congress , Thomas Leney , Ruben Gomez , Rick Weidman , Vietnam Veterans of America , Small business contracting , industry , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:16am EDT
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Johnson planning bill to change VA small business contracting process

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) believes a VA contracting program that requires service-disabled vets control 100 percent of their company's decision-making to qualify is too onerous. And he wants to ease the requirements.

Tags: VA , Scott Denniston , Thomas Leney , contracting , acquisition , oversight , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Lawmakers say VA contracting rule squeezing out vet-owned firms

The rule, aimed at preventing fraud in the VA service-disabled veteran-owned small business program, requires that veterans control 100 percent of company decisions, even if they maintain just partial ownership. VA is taking suggestions for changing its rules.

Tags: Vetearns Affairs , Service disabled veteran-owned small business , Congress , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , acquisition , Thomas Leney , Phil Roe , Joe Donnelly , oversight , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 08/03/2012, 07:35pm EDT
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VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Thomas Leney , Jack Thompson , GAO , Ralph White , Greg Kutz , Small business contracting , Service disabled veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , Small business goals , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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