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House lawmakers press VA for more details, assurances after cyber attacks

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and ranking member Michael Michaud (D-Maine) sent Secretary Eric Shinseki a letter asking for an explanation on why VA didn't tell the committee about multiple nation state attacks. The lawmakers call for VA to offer credit monitoring services to tens of millions of veterans.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Mike Michaud , Eric Shinseki , Veterans Affairs , VA , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:33pm EDT
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VA chipping away at oldest disability claims in backlog

All veterans who have waited two years or more for a decision will have their cases decided by next month, the Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress. Half of the Veterans Benefits Administration's oldest cases already have been removed from the backlog.

Tags: VA , claims backlog , Allison Hickey , Congress , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:16am EDT
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House chairman renews criticism of VA bonuses

Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, said that giving the government's top award for its senior professionals to VA regional director Michael Moreland showed there was no limit to the "VA's tone deafness."

Tags: House , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Veterans Affairs Department , Carol Bonosaro , Senior Executives Assocation

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 07:50pm EDT

Doubts remain over VA's ability to end huge disability claims backlog

VA officials still insist the 630,000 disability claims waiting to be processed will be eliminated by 2015. But so far, numbers are headed in the wrong direction and House Veterans Affairs Committee members are losing patience.

Tags: VA , VBMS , disability claims backlog , Congress , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Michael Michaud , Kevin McCarthy , Jared Serbu , technology , management , Allison Hickey

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 06:31am EDT
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House committee worried DoD, VA 'moving the goal posts' on e-health records

A House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on the decision by the Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments to scale back plans for a joint integrated electronic-health records systems dredged up longstanding issues with the two departments' EHR efforts.

Tags: EHR , Roger Baker , health IT , technology , Congress , House , iEHR , Elizabeth McGrath

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 04:47pm EST

House Republicans deride VA for non-answers on conference spending

The Veterans' Affairs Committee is turning up its oversight heat after Veterans Affairs officials "stonewalled" their questions. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said there are 66 outstanding questions on conference spending that the committee has been waiting for answers from VA since August. VA pushed back saying it has responded as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Tags: management , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , W. Scott Gould , Phillipa Anderson , conference spending , fraud, waste and abuse , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:26am EST
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