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VA allows burial of first same-sex spouse in national cemetery

The government has cleared the first burial of a same-sex spouse of a veteran in a national cemetery, but it's far from certain how easy it will be for other gay military couples to win the same benefit.

Tags: Veterans Affairs Department , National Cemetery Association , gay rights

Saturday - 02/16/2013, 05:30am EST

DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record

The two departments are looking for "quick wins" in their integrated health-record strategy, aiming to bring the most important capabilities online three years early.

Tags: DoD , VA , health IT , technology , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Leon Panetta , Roger Baker , Jonathan Woodson , Elizabeth McGrath , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:05pm EST

Shinseki absent from inaugural ceremonies

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki was absent from ceremonial inaugural ceremonies as President Barack Obama was being sworn-in to a second term.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Inauguration 2013

Monday - 01/21/2013, 12:27pm EST

Homeless rate steady in latest government estimate

A vigorous effort to house the homeless has been countered somewhat by a sluggish economy. The federal government and local communities have greatly increased the number of beds available to the homeless over the last four years, either through emergency shelters or through government-subsidized apartments and houses. But the struggling economy contributed to the number of homeless people in the United States remaining stable between January 2011 and January 2012.

Tags: VA , HUD , veterans homelessness , Mark Johnston

Monday - 12/10/2012, 12:47am EST

Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Tags: technology , VA , DoD , Leon Panetta , electronic health record , information sharing , health IT , veterans benefits , VBMS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST
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Republican lawmakers call for ouster of VA official who approved conferences

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), the chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the ranking member of the Senate committee, called on VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to fire his chief of staff, John Gingrich after an inspector general report said he failed to ask the right questions before approving two training conferences. The conferences costs $6.1 million, with as much as $762,000 in questionable spending.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , John Gingrich , VA , oversight , Jeff Miller , Richard Burr , John Sepulveda

Tuesday - 10/09/2012, 06:35pm EDT
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Collins wants to know why VA conference planners received bonuses

In an Oct. 9 letter to VA Secretary Eric Shinskei, Sen. Susan Collins requested the agency disclose whether employees responsible for planning the two conferences held in Orlando, Fla., last summer, also worked on other conferences. In addition, Collins said she wants to know how much conference planners earned in bonuses and other awards for their work.

Tags: Congress , Senate , oversight , Susan Collins , VA , conference spending , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 07:09pm EDT

Failed leadership blamed for VA conference spending scandal

Two Veterans Affairs Department training conferences held last summer in Orlando, Fla., contained as much as $762,000 in wasteful spending and were plagued by poor planning and oversight, according to an inspector general report released Monday.

Tags: VA , John Sepulveda , IG report , oversight

Monday - 10/01/2012, 05:25pm EDT
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