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VA secretary asks Iraq veteran congressman: 'What have you done?'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Wednesday asked a Republican lawmaker who served in both Iraq wars, "What have you done?" as the two men sparred over huge cost overruns at a troubled Denver VA hospital.

Tags: Bob McDonald , Veterans Affairs , VA hospitals , Denver , Congress , House

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 05:53am EST

VA secretary asks Iraq war veteran: 'What have you done?'

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Wednesday asked a Republican lawmaker who served in both Iraq wars, "What have you done?" as the two men sparred over huge cost overruns at a troubled Denver VA hospital.

Tags: Bob McDonald , Veterans Affairs , VA hospitals , Denver , Congress , House

Thursday - 02/12/2015, 04:40am EST

One year later, House lawmakers dissatisfied with VA's handling of eBenefits cyber breach

Reps. Jackie Walorski and Mike Coffman wrote separate letters to VA Secretary Bob McDonald asking for details about how the agency is addressing ongoing cyber challenges. Walorski asked VA to answer four questions about how it's protecting the identity of veterans using the eBenefits site.

Tags: technology , Veterans Affairs , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jackie Walorski , eBenefits portal , Mandiant , Deloitte , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/22/2014, 12:26pm EST

Rep. Coffman calls on VA to take swift action against Susan Taylor

The chairman of the Veterans Affairs subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald wanting more details on the actions it will take in light of the inspector general report involving the deputy chief procurement officer at the Veterans Health Administration and FedBid.

Tags: oversight , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Bob McDonald , FedBid , Susan Taylor , acquisition , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 06:34pm EDT

GOP Lawmakers lambaste DoD over shutdown furloughs

Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , government shutdown , Robert Hale , Rob Wittman , Robert Taylor , Pay Our Military Act , pay and benfits , industry , Jared Serbu , contracting

Friday - 10/11/2013, 04:07am EDT
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Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program

House Small Business and Veterans Affairs committee members plan to introduce a bill Thursday to make the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program less cumbersome, confusing and more transparent.

Tags: contracting , industry , VA , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , Veteran-owned small business , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:54am EDT

Lawmakers, IG expose further vulnerabilities in VA's cybersecurity

The Veterans Affairs Department has been compromised by at least eight different nation state organizations that stole data from its systems, House lawmakers and other experts say. VA officials say there always are risks, but their computer security is better than ever before.

Tags: technology , VA , Stephen Warren , Tim Huelskamp , Jerry Davis , Linda Halliday , Mike Bowman , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 09:13am EDT
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Budget turmoil creates hurdles for DoD auditability

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Tex.) is a certified public accountant who chaired a year-long series of hearings on DoD audit readiness for the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu for this week's On DoD.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu ,

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 05:48pm EDT
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Military leaders assert zero-tolerance for hazing

Military services still struggle to track hazing incidents, but insist incidents that harm or demean servicemembers won't be tolerated.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Coast Guard , Air Force , Rick West , Michael Barrett , Judy Chu , hazing , Harry Lew , Danny Chen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/26/2012, 05:51am EDT
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GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , FEHBP , OPM , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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