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Following the Veterans Affairs money further down the chain

When agencies get money through appropriations, the next step is to push it to the programs and projects that need it. But the VA may be having some problems doing so.

Tags: management , health IT , Congress , Department of Veterans Affairs , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Bob Filner , Rita Reed , Michael Finegan

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 07:47pm EST

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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