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VA tackles Agent Orange backlog

Vietnam veterans with B-cell leukemias, Parkinson's diseases and ischemic heart disease no longer have to prove their illness is the result of their military service.

Tags: technology , Peter Levin , mngt , Agent Orange

Wednesday - 03/10/2010, 10:30am EST
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Administration wants open government, innovation among its lasting hallmarks

Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says agencies need people to lead this innovation. He also says new directive will help solidify the permanence of open government ideals.

Tags: technology , management , Aneesh Chopra , Alec Ross , Peter Levin , Todd Park , OMB , State , HHS , FDA , O'Reilly Media , TechWeb , open government , Web 2.0

Thursday - 09/10/2009, 06:53am EDT
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GSA keeps pushing for better schedule contracts

Improvements focused internally, externally

Tags: contract , GSA , JM , DHS , DoD , Steve Kempf , Robin Bourne , Multiple award schedule contracting , Federal Acquisition Service

Wednesday - 11/19/2008, 07:32am EST

GSA headquarters to become model green building

Agency plans on adding solar power, heating water through solar thermal processes and restoring the windows so they open. Along with GSA, several other agencies are due for major renovation through the Recovery Act, and all will be more energy efficient. GSA also is applying green requirements to all new major leased buildings starting in January.

Tags: contracting , management , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , HUD , Interior , DHS , Coast Guard , Commerce , energy efficiency , Recovery Act

Friday - 11/20/2009, 06:59am EST
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VA taking dual path to meet GI bill mandate

Agency developing two systems to meet Aug. 1 deadline and beyond

Tags: tech , Stephen Warren , DoD , Navy , Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center , AFCEA , GI Bill , health IT

Tuesday - 01/20/2009, 06:40am EST
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OMB controller nominee Werfel would take deeper look at DoD's books

He outlines several priorities if confirmed, including further reducing improper payments and reducing the federal real property inventory. Werfel says DoD must better understand why a qualified audit helps them meet their mission.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Sen. Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DoD , NASA , DHS , financial management , improper payments , Consolidated financial audits , real property

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 06:46pm EDT
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Veterans Affairs' "Innovation Competition" is leading by example

In asking employees for their best ideas, the VA has come up with a few of its own. An internal competition for innovation is seen as a benchmark process ready to spread far beyond the agency's firewalls and across the federal landscape.

Tags: technology , mngt , VBA , CTO , Peter Levin , innovation , innovation competition , best practices

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 02:09pm EDT
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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 , Roger Baker , inspector general

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

VA general counsel defends actions in hearing

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a hearing to address concerns about VA OCG workloads and backlogs despite budget increases.

Tags: management , Will Gunn , Harry Mitchell , Matthew Tulley , oversight , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 04:17pm EDT
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