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All programs are either over budget or off schedule. Agency plans to reevaluate before deciding to continue.
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
Deputy secretary Gould says investigation into alleged wrongdoings continue. He would not comment on possible disciplinary actions.
Jackie Patillo will focus on how VA delivers technology to its internal customers. She has been with Transportation since 2005 as the deputy CIO.
Agency CIO Roger Baker tells a House oversight committee that VA avoided spending $54 million on the 45 projects stopped in July. The money now will be used on other high priority programs. The Veterans Affairs Committee also wants to increase agency IG funding by $50 million.
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Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said only about 1,000 users will have agency supplied devices that will be allowed to access VA systems. VA eventually wants to create an apps store where externally and internally developed software will be made available for doctors, nurses and other employees.
Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He's leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.
Agency officials will meet in June to approve the rollout of the first piece of an integrated and interoperable electronic health record for soldiers and veterans. VA and DoD also are creating a centralized database that will be located in DISA's data centers.