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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

VA's mobile strategy aims for flexibility, multiple devices

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hedge its bets when it comes to its planned rollout of up to 100,000 tablet devices. IT leaders worry about the unpredictability of the mobile technology landscape, and don't want to spend millions to develop apps for a platform that risks being superseded by a competitor.

Tags: VA , mobile , Technology , IT , smartphones , Mobile devices , Windows , Android , Apple , iPhone , iPad , Jerry Davis , AFCEA Health IT Day 2011 , Health IT , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:52am EDT

VA CIO: Legacy systems decisions complicated

Roger Baker tells Federal News Radio that the decision to eliminate a legacy system is not always cut and dry.

Tags: Technology , management , VA , IT , legacy systems , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 01/18/2010, 04:49pm EST

Baker taking his own advice to improve Veterans Affairs

Roger Baker, the VA assistant secretary for information and technology and chief information officer, talks about being the 'ultimate consultant'.
Nov. 12, 2009

Tags: Technology , Ask the CIO , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Veterans Affairs , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 04:16pm EST

Veterans Affairs restarts some of its suspended projects

Veterans Affairs CIO Roger Baker does not give too many details, but says the troubled initiatives have plans and milestones, and are in a better place. VA plans on prioritizing its top programs and ending those that do not make the cut. Baker says for too long the agency has tried to do too much, and that was one reason for its failures.

Tags: Technology , Contracting , Peter Levin , VA , program evaluations , Web 2.0 , innovation , GI Bill

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 08:01pm EDT

VA puts 45 IT projects on hold

All programs are either over budget or off schedule. Agency plans to reevaluate before deciding to continue.

Tags: Technology , Gen. Eric Shinseki , Vivek Kundra , VA , OMB , IT Dashboard , project management , Jason Miller , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 07/17/2009, 02:51pm EDT

At the VA, a new CIO reports progress on IT management

Over the last several years, the news headlines were full of not-so-good news when it came to information technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs: missing laptops, delayed or over budget IT projects. But now, a new chief information officer at the VA is getting much of the credit for a turnaround at the agency

Tags: Technology , management , Department of Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , Senate Budget Committee , IT Dashboard , Max Cacas

Monday - 12/14/2009, 07:24am EST

VA relying on new performance system to address IG report

Deputy secretary Gould says investigation into alleged wrongdoings continue. He would not comment on possible disciplinary actions.

Tags: management , Scott Gould , VA , inspector general

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:14pm EDT
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