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DoD, VA reassure Congress of continued growth of health data sharing

House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees inserted a provision in the fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill requiring DoD and VA to have an interoperable health record system by 2017. Agency officials say they already are and will continue to share health care data, but having one integrated, interoperable health care management system is no longer necessary.

Tags: technology , management , VA , DoD , Jonathan Woodson , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , House Armed Services Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , health IT , joint electronic health record , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:29am EDT
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Senators seek cost cuts for F-35 fighter jet

Tags: Senate , DoD , Dick Durbin , F-35 ,

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 03:08pm EDT

Kendall offers update on DoD's Better Buying Power Initiative

Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; and Dr. Ash Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, recently gave an update on the agency's Better Buying initiative at an event held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Tags: Ashton Carter , DoD , Better Buying Power initiative , acquisition , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:12pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - May 29, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jessica Wright , Ashton Carter , Steven Bucci

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 02:32pm EDT

DoD waging 'continuing war' on unproductive acquisition bureaucracy

The Pentagon will begin tracking how much time its acquisition managers spend performing and responding to oversight in an effort to remove "non-value-added" processes from the procurement system.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Jared Serbu , CSIS , oversight

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:49am EDT
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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health record , health IT , technology , information sharing , VistA , AHLTA , Mike Michaud , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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DoD to pursue commercial alternative to VA's VistA

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has decided to turn to the commercial marketplace for an integrated electronic health records solution rather than adopting VA' Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. He cited market research that showed turning to the competitive process would generate reduced cost and technical risk for DoD.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , VA , VistA , EHR , Jessica Wright , health IT , technology , Michael O

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 07:04am EDT

DoD acquisition managers told to think for themselves

The Pentagon's top acquisition official released guidance this week to implement the Defense Department's latest iteration of the Better Buying Power program. The plan tells acquisition managers their first priority should be to use their own expertise in making decisions.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/26/2013, 06:46am EDT
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