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VA taking dual path to meet GI bill mandate

Agency developing two systems to meet Aug. 1 deadline and beyond

Tags: tech , Stephen Warren , VA , DoD , Navy , Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center , AFCEA , Health IT

Tuesday - 01/20/2009, 06:40am EST

VA needs to tighten oversight of G.I. Bill

Three senators say the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill needs tougher oversight after new figures show a quarter of the program's funds went to just eight companies that run for-profit colleges.

Tags: DoD , VA , Congress , VFW , vetjobs , Tom Carper , Tom Harkin , Jim Webb , Curtis Coy , ted daywalt , education , Jared Serbu , Ryan Gallucci

Friday - 09/23/2011, 05:20am EDT

Friday morning federal headlines - Sept. 23

On today's Federal Drive: OPM releases the 2011 Employee Viewpoint Survey, Democratic senators are examining G.I. Bill education benefits that flow to for-profit colleges and the House passes a continuing resolution that Senate Democrats have vowed to vote down.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Congress , OPM , CR

Friday - 09/23/2011, 08:04am EDT

Time running out to fix GI Bill payments

Lawmakers continue to work on legislation that will guarantee veterans attending private colleges will have the same tuition payouts until they graduate.

Tags: VA , DoD Report , Congress

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 10:15am EDT

VA automation speeds up GI Bill claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that a new automated system has cut the backlog of education benefit claims under the new Post-9/11 GI bill and sped up the process of delivering payments to students. VA is using an agile technology development approach to make changes easier and faster.

Tags: Technology , management , VA , Veterans Benefits Administration , Roger Baker , Michael Walcoff , agile IT , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 07:53am EST

Senate OKs GI Bill improvements

The has Senate approved a long-delayed package of improvements in the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense ,

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 08:40am EST

$1.3 billion price tag could halt GI Bill improvements

The Military Times reports that the price tag of the GI Bill could halt improvements to the bill.

Tags: budget , DoD , Military Times , DoD Update , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:54pm EDT

Automation fixes VA student benefits claims

VA makes changes to education payments system

Tags: Technology , management , Veterans Affairs , Roger Baker

Tuesday - 09/07/2010, 07:13am EDT

OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says there are $27 billion in IT projects that are troubled. The administration will issue a new strategy to expand the use of TechStat review sessions. Agencies also are feeling the heat to review all IT projects before they submit their 2012 budgets to OMB.

Tags: Technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Jerry Williams , Danny Harris , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , HUD , education , Information Week , TechStat , project management , PMAS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:14am EDT
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