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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

VA solving acquisition workforce shortage

Acquisition Academy training current and future contracting professionals. The school is open to VA and other civilian agency acquisition workers. VA to add facilities management to curriculum in 2011.

Tags: contracting , Lisa Doyle , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , Federal Acquisition Institute , acquisition workforce , training , internship , Management of Change , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 06:42pm EDT
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OMB, HHS create new health IT task force

New entity will be led by eight agencies, including OPM, VA and DoD. The focus will be on policy development, coordination and implementation of federal health IT.

Tags: technology , management , Peter Orszag , Kathleen Sebelius , OMB , HHS , OPM , DoD , SSA , Commerce , USDA , health IT

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 03:00pm EST

Agencies reduce energy usage by 12.4 percent in 2008

All but three departments met the goal to cut down the amount of energy they use by 9 percent. Agencies also expected to spend more than a billion dollars in 2009 on energy efficient projects. GSA's new rule goes into effect today requiring new leases to have an Energy Star rating.

Tags: management , James Sullivan , Richard Kidd , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , Energy , Federal Energy Management Program , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Green buildings , energy efficiency , Energy Star

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 06:54am EDT
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DoD says electronic health record system on track

The Defense Department Tuesday will try to explain to lawmakers just how much progress it has made with its electronic health record system, called AHLTA.

Tags: technology , Michael Weiner , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , health IT , AHLTA , data sharing

Monday - 03/23/2009, 08:44pm EDT
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DoT's Patillo moving to VA

Jackie Patillo will focus on how VA delivers technology to its internal customers. She has been with Transportation since 2005 as the deputy CIO.

Tags: technology , management , Jackie Patillo , Roger Baker , DoT , customer service , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 04:00pm EDT

VA reaping rewards from IT oversight

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.

Tags: mngt , technology , Roger Baker , Richard Griffin , Stephen Buyer , Harry Mitchell , David Roe , Brian Billbray , House Veterans Affairs Committee , IT project management , PMAS , inspector general , FLITE , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:03am EST
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