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Electronic identification for veterans

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

Tags: Technology , electronic identification , , Blake Hall , single sign on , information technology , records managment , veterans benefits , Microsoft , Wall Street Journal , third party identification , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:38pm EDT

My HealtheVet - Keeping the Promise - Access

VA Blue Button is Keeping the Promise: VA Blue Button can generate and download an electronic file that contains Veterans' available personal health and self-entered information from My HealtheVet. VA has significantly expanded the types of information are available to Veterans who have upgraded to a Premium My HealtheVet account.

With the June 2013 enhancements to Blue Button, Veteran patients now have more timely access to data, more options for self-reported information and improved data refresh options to keep their personal health record up-to-date and complete.

Tags: My HealtheVet , pay and benefits , Blue Button , Theresa Cullen , Hugh Scott , Theresa Hancock , David Douglas

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:49pm 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

Tags: workforce , veteran employment , veteran hiring , veteran-owned business , Phillip Selleh , VA Accelerator Program , Derrick Dortch , sequestration , Fed Access

Friday - 04/12/2013, 08:38pm EDT

Thursday morning federal headlines - Nov. 29. 2012

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Guantanamo prison , Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) , Wired Magazine , The Washington Post , Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) , TSA , National Federation of Federal Employees , Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) , Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) , Scott Gould , Department of State , Hillary Rodham Clinton , Susan Rice , Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 09:06am EST

The VA, Affordable Care Act fees, and political conventions

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss growth potential at the Veterans Administration, the Affordable Care Act's impact on drug companies, and a preview of the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 23, 2012

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact , sequestration , health care spending , Brian Friel , Affordable Care Act , Medicare , Medicaid , Department of Defense , Brian Rye , 2012 Democratic convention , 2012 Republican convention , Bloomberg Insider , Tim Franklin

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 07:00pm EDT

What's ahead for small business?

Tom Johnson, publisher of Set-Aside Alert talks about the challenges facing contractors.
July 2, 2012(Encore presentation August 20, 2012)

Tags: Acquisition , contracting , government market , Tom Johnson , Set Aside Alert , set-asides , small business , DoD , OMB , Mythbusters , IT procurements , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 07/02/2012, 11:37pm EDT

Sharing medical information safely and securely

Host John Gilroy is joined by CNSI Senior Vice President Shaliesh Patel. They will discuss the challenges in helping citizens get more involved in their own healthcare.
November 29, 2011(Encore presentation December 20, 2011)

Tags: Technology , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Shaliesh Patel , CNSI , data storage , predictive analysis , Health IT , Blue Button initiative , health portal

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 10:56pm EST

Indian Health Service facing data deadline

Acting CIO Howard Hays said the agency is taking advantage of the work VA is doing to update its systems. Indian Health Services borrows heavily from VA's VistA electronic health records system.
November 17, 2011(Encore presentation December 29, 2011)

Tags: Technology , Howard Hays , Indian Health Service , Health IT , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , DoD , electronic health records , telemedicine , VistA

Friday - 11/18/2011, 12:58am EST

VA envisions deployment of 100,000 tablet computers

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking another step toward the deployment of tablet computers to its workforce. VA has sent a request for information to industry in the hopes of buying a mobile device management platform that will let it secure and manage tens of thousands of tablets across the enterprise. The plans call for a deployment of 10,000 tablets running Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows Mobile to start. They plan to eventually increase that to up to 100,000 tablets.

Tags: Technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology

Monday - 10/31/2011, 01:29pm EDT

Intel agencies to get half their budget savings through more efficient IT

As the intelligence community looks for ways to cut its budget over the coming decade, it's turning to IT efficiency to be a big contributor. The director of national intelligence says he intends for agencies to get half of their budget savings by implementing more collaborative and common IT architectures, and migrating more services to cloud computing. DNI James Clapper says the stretch goal will take some up-front investment, but he hopes the IT initiatives will pay big dividends over the next ten years.

Tags: Technology , Meeting Mission and Goals through Technology , James Clapper ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 01:08pm EDT
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