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Time running out to fix GI Bill payments

Lawmakers continue to work on legislation that will guarantee veterans attending private colleges will have the same tuition payouts until they graduate.

Tags: GI Bill , DoD Report , Congress

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 10:15am EDT

Tuesday Federal Newscast - July 5, 2011

The latest news affecting federal workers and government contractors. Find out what you need to know to start your day.

Tags: Federal newscast , Federal Drive , GSA , mileage reimbursement , HUD , Census , contracting , NARA , USDA

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 08:45am EDT

VA picks 15 vendors for $12B IT contract

The agency will buy a broad range of technology services from eight large and seven veteran-owned small businesses under the T4 contract. The deal is a multiple-award IDIQ contract that will last five years.

Tags: technology , contracting , Jason Miller , T4 , IT services , multiple award contracting

Friday - 07/01/2011, 06:19pm EDT

Inside look at DoD-VA interagency relations

In Debra Filippi's 34 years of work in the federal government she served as the Director of the DoD/VA Interagency program office.

Tags: debra filippi , DoD , collaboration , management , best practices , Suss Consulting , In Depth

Friday - 07/01/2011, 02:28pm EDT
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VA sets Oct. 1 as smartphone approval day

Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He's leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , mobile devices , cybersecurity , mobile computing , iPhone , Android , BlackBerry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 08:50pm EDT
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Collaborative website combines vets' resources

The National Resource Directory is allowing agencies to share information with members of the military. Koby Langley from DoD tells Federal News Radio how the collaboration works.

Tags: collaboration , Gov 2.0 , DoD , Labor , value , koby langley , national resource directory

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 12:15pm EDT
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VA outlines key procurement initiatives

Jan Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the VA's key procurement initiatives.
June 28, 2011(Encore presentation August 9, 2011)

Tags: Off the Shelf , procurement , acquisition , contracting

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 05:16pm EDT
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OPM promotes new thinking about federal pay

OPM Director John Berry said the administration is trying to be "responsible and professional" when it comes to changing the bonus and pay structure. He said agencies should take a step back and make sure they are using these programs effectively and promoting the best employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Scott Gould , Greg Gilman , Jeff Risinger , OPM , OMB , SEC , NTEU , pay freeze , performance bonuses , within grade , Federal Labor Management Council , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 08:05am EDT
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Duckworth resigns from VA post

Tammy Duckworth submitted her resignation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: Tammy Duckworth , Congress , Chicago Sun-Times , Lynn Sweet , Jolie Lee

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:00pm EDT

VA, DoD to test initial joint e-health record in July

Agency officials will meet in June to approve the rollout of the first piece of an integrated and interoperable electronic health record for soldiers and veterans. VA and DoD also are creating a centralized database that will be located in DISA's data centers.

Tags: technology , Peter Levin , Roger Baker , DoD , electronic health record , VistA , AHLTA , data sharing , health IT , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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