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Female vets frustrated with VA health care

Female veterans still face significant frustration getting medical care, even in Veterans Affairs facilities with female-specific services.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , management , female veterans

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

Record claims spur demand for automation at VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which processed a record one million claims in 2010, is still seeing claims come in faster than it can process them and expects even more new filings in 2011. Despite that, VA hopes to eliminate its backlog of claims by 2015.

Tags: technology , management , disability claims , Eric Shinseki , Veterans Benefits Administration , American Legion , female veterans , veterans , claims processing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Excellence.gov Awards: VA's Baker on IT in the budget battle

VA's Roger Baker discussed how to advance IT projects amidst uncertain budget times.

Tags: 2011 Excellence.gov Awards , Roger Baker , technology , Gov 2.0 , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 02:47pm EDT
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Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Tags: technology , management , Susan Collins , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , Valerie Melvin , OMB , DHS , Interior , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology management , CIO's role , IT reform , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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Kundra pushes employee-owned mobile devices for work

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said he wants to move toward giving feds a subsidy - of say, $2,000 - to purchase their own devices to work on.

Tags: AFCEA , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , CIO , DHS , technology , mobile devices , BlackBerry , iPad , iPhone , Tom Temin , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 03:28pm EST
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OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

The administration's IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , GSA , USDA , DHS , Education , OMB , cyberstats , collaboration , agile development , IT budget , program oversight , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:58am EST
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VA CIO: centralize to increase cybersecurity

Government IT systems are at increased risk to inside and outside threats because departments lack centralized budget and operational authority over their IT systems, says Roger Baker.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Roger Baker

Friday - 02/25/2011, 09:30am EST

Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , cybersecurity , Continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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OMB strategy lays a path to the cloud

Guidance helps CIOs understand how to adopt and manage Internet-based services. Agencies that are considered early adopters are helping to find solutions to common challenges such as data and business process ownership.

Tags: technology , Sonny Bhagowalia , Stephen Warren , Thomas Bayer , GSA , SEC , OMB , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:08am EST
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Markle Foundation to help advance e-health records

Laura Bailyn, the new senior director health initiatives at the Markle Foundation, discusses the ways the foundation is trying to improve health IT worldwide.

Tags: Laura Bailyn , Markle Foundation , health IT , technology , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 12:30pm EST
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