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VA, National Archives team up to help dig out of claims backlog

The Veterans Affairs department has signed a deal with the National Archives and Records Administration to start digitizing billions of pages of paper documents dealing with Veterans' benefit claims.

Tags: VA , NARA , Veterans Benefits Management System , technology , health IT , Disabled American Veterans , Jeffrey Hall , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:23am EDT
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On the show today - April 11

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Parham Eftekhari , James Tsugawa , Merit Systems Protection Board , Government Technology Research Alliance , Veterans Affairs Department

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 06:16pm EDT

VA ending Microsoft licensing in 'ruthless reduction'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reworked its relationship with Microsoft. CIO Roger Baker told In Depth that while daily operations won't change for VA employees, other vendors may be on the chopping block.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Department of Veterans Affairs , Microsoft , budget

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:38pm EDT
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OMB launches PortfolioStat to reduce commodity IT spending

Agencies have to meet a series of milestones starting in June to eventually migrate two commodity IT functions to shared services or strategic sourcing contracts. VA, GSA, Interior and Patent and Trademark Office have tested the concept of managing by portfolios as well as vendor management organizations.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , VA , GSA , Casey Coleman , David Kappos , Patent and Trademark Office , David Hayes , Interior , PortfolioStat , TechStat , vendor management organizations , IT efficiencies , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:22am EDT
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DISA data centers to play host to VA-DoD health records system

The Veterans Affairs Department announced in January plans to to move electronic health records under its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) to data centers managed by the Defense Information System Agency. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said it the co-location of systems on DISA's servers was a 'logical move.'

Tags: health IT , VA , In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , DoD , EHR

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 08:56pm EST
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DHS wants to ride commercial wave for interoperable radio network

After a decade of unsuccessful attempts, including the Justice Department's Integrated Wireless Network, the Homeland Security Department wants to leap forward with technology by using commercial 4G networks to connect law enforcement agencies. DHS created a joint program office to lead the effort. The approach is part of OMB's shared services initiative for agencies to work together on big programs.

Tags: technology , DHS , OMB , VA , USDA , Chris Smith , Richard Spires , Steve VanRoekel , shared services , information sharing , law enforcement networks , Future First , IT project management , IT efficiencies , budget , AFCEA Bethesda , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:40am EST
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VA issues stop-work order on crucial element of e-health record system

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a stop-work order on a key component of the integrated electronic health record system it isdeveloping with the Defense Department. Virginia-based ASM Research won the $103 million contract.

Tags: VA , DoD , electronic health record , VistA , health IT , contracting , acquisition , technology , e-health , Emily Kopp , mobile computing , ASM Research , budget

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:07am EST
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VA improves FOIA process after data breach

Department is calling for better internal communication to ensure records managers are on the same page. VA will offer credit monitoring to more than 2,000 veterans.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , VA , FOIA , management , Jason Miller , Ancestry.com

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:48am EST
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STRATFOR - The hacking incident & annual forecast 2012

STRATFOR Vice President for Intelligence Fred Burton and Roger Baker, vice president for Strategic Intelligence, join host Derrick Dortch, to talk about what they are working on in 2012.
January 20, 2012

Tags: Fed Access , Derrick Dortch , Fred Burton , Stratfor , computer hacking

Saturday - 01/21/2012, 01:37am EST
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VA delivering 9 out of 10 IT projects on time

In the Department of Veterans Affairs, it took two years and a big culture change to raise the rate of on-time deliveries of IT projects from below 30 percent to just shy of 90 percent. But according to VA's CIO, those changes amount to his department giving itself its own budget increase.

Tags: VA , CIO , technology , project management , PMAS , IT efficiency , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:36am EST
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