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Agencies preparing for next evolution in telecom services

The General Services Administration is preparing the Network Services 2020 program that would move the government to a standardized telecommunications network infrastructure. Other agencies, such as VA and ATF, are building on their experiences with the cloud to create an agile network infrastructure.

Tags: technology , network services , GSA , Frank Tiller , Rick Holgate , ATF , Dave Cheplick , Networx , NS2020 , Federal IT and Networks Summit , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:58am EDT
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VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT

As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , disability claims backlog , Jared Serbu , Board of Veterans Appeals , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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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 , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , Eric Shinseki , Veterans Affairs , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:33pm EDT
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House passes budget bill boosting vets' programs

The House on Tuesday passed the first of 12 spending bills for the budget year beginning Oct. 1, a popular measure providing more money for veterans' programs like health care.

Tags: House , pay & benefits , House Appropriations Committee , DoD

Wednesday - 06/05/2013, 03:36am 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 , Stephen Warren , Mike Coffman , 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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Vollman follows career of patient care and leadership

David Vollman, staff ophthalmologist at the Veterans Health Administration in St. Louis, Mo., is a finalist for the 2013 Call to Service Medal.

Tags: David Vollman , Sammies 2013 , Veterans Health Administration ,

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:06am EDT
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Official describes rampant computer hacking at VA

Jerry Davis, who served as the VA's chief information security officer until February 2013, testified at a House subcommittee hearing that the VA became aware of the computer hacking in March 2010 and that attacks continue "to this very day."

Tags: Jerry Davis , cybersecurity , hackers , cyber attacks , Stephen Warren

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 07:41pm EDT

Todd Grams to return to IRS as chief of staff

Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel requested Grams come back to the IRS for a third stint and leave his current role as the executive-in-charge in the Office of Management and chief financial officer at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: IRS , Todd Grams , people , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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