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VA paid $52K for 'Patton' conference training video

A 15-minute training video that cost $52,000 to make joins the examples of excessive spending at two Veterans Affairs' conferences last year with a total pricetag of $5 million.

Tags: VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , House Oversight and Government Reform , Jeff Miller , Darrell Issa , conference , Shakeup at GSA , oversight , budget , Congress , George Patton

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 09:45am EDT

GOP lawmaker questions spending at VA conferences

A Republican lawmaker is raising questions about spending at training conferences held in Florida last year by the Veterans Affairs Department that have prompted an internal investigation at the agency.

Tags: Jeff Miller , Veterans Affairs Department , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , House , Joshua Taylor , inspector general , oversight ,

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:47pm EDT

DoD, VA encouraged to do more for returning soldiers

The secretaries of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified about how the two agencies are collaborating to make it easier for military members to return to civilian life. Members of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs House committees questioned them about various programs designed to help the process.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Leon Panetta , Jeff Miller , Bob Filner , Transition Assistance Program , electronic health records , management , workforce , Esther Carey

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 05:22am EDT
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VA looking to technology to reduce suicide risks

Among active-duty troops, there has been an uptick in suicides this year _ about one a day, compared with one every 36 hours in previous years, The Associated Press reported earlier this month.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , DoD ,

Wednesday - 06/20/2012, 07:00pm EDT

DoD, VA building on early success of joint e-health record

Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary Eric Shinseki announce an expansion in 2014 of initial capability of the joint electronic health record to two more sites.

Tags: technology , Leon Panetta , DoD , VA , health IT , electronic health record , information sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:06am EDT
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Stretch goals require new way of doing business

Bob Behn, a lecturer at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, chairs the executive education program. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss going for the big goals. He cited efforts by the VA and HUD to end veterans' homelessness as an example.

Tags: Bob Behn , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , VA , HUD , stretch targets , In Depth , Francis Rose , Shaun Donovan , management , best practices

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 06:23pm EST
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At the VA, a new CIO reports progress on IT management

Over the last several years, the news headlines were full of not-so-good news when it came to information technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs: missing laptops, delayed or over budget IT projects. But now, a new chief information officer at the VA is getting much of the credit for a turnaround at the agency

Tags: technology , management , Department of Veterans Affairs , Roger Baker , Senate Budget Committee , IT Dashboard , Max Cacas

Monday - 12/14/2009, 07:24am EST
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Care of Gulf War vets gets second look

The VA hopes to improve the care it gives veterans of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The department is seeking public comment on a task force's recommendations.

Tags: P&B , DoD , VA , Veterans Affairs , John Gingrich , Desert Storm , Desert Shield , Gulf War , task force , public comment

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 03:15pm EDT
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