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House bill to strengthen vet job training

A bill introduced this week in the House would improve training for veterans and change hiring practices to favor veterans.

Tags: Sanford Bishop , Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 , Patty Murray , job training , hiring , Congress , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 01:10pm EDT

Federal IT is far from horrible, CIOs say

A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra's recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency's IT is helping them meet their mission.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , OMB , IT reforms , CIO survey , jason miller

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Wounded Warrior softball plays hard

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team fields the best of the best, on and off the field. We learn more from GM David Van Sleet.

Tags: federal drive , David Van Sleet , Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team , DoD Report , Defense ,

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Rep. Buerkle: VA, DoD must 'bridge gap' in wounded warrior care

It's been four years since the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launched the Federal Recovery Coordinator Program, designed to expedite the process for wounded vets to get the care and services they needed.

Tags: Ann Marie Buerkle , DoD , military , health , collaboration , Veterans Affairs Committee , In Depth

Friday - 05/20/2011, 05:03pm EDT
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Faster VA-DoD disability evaluations still far off

Leaders in the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments say a new system that will let them jointly evaluate the disabilities of wounded servicemembers is a vast improvement over old procedures, but it will take another year or two before they can meet their goal of evaluating disabilities within 300 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , Congress , integrated disability evaluation system , Patty Murray , Bill Lynn , Scott Gould , Scott Brown , electronic health record , technology , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 07:10pm EDT
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Injured troops still waiting for claim processing

A system designed to get wounded troops out of the military and on disability compensation more quickly has failed recently to meet its efficiency goals, delaying service members' release sometimes more than a year, documents show.

Tags: federal drive , DoD Report , GAO , technology , integrated disability evaluation system

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 09:40am EDT

VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , mobile computing , Management of Change , jason miller , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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Records sharing between DOD and the VA

Debbie Filippi with the Interagency Program Office joins host John Gilroy to talk about pilot programs that allow DoD and the VA to share medical information.
May 3, 2011

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , VistA , AHLTA , Debbi Filippi , Interagency Program Office , Virtual lifetime electronic record , records sharing , John Gilroy , ARMATURE , Federal Tech Talk , e-health

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 07:22pm EDT
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GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , Kathleen Merrigan , Daniel Poneman , OMB , GSA , Energy , USDA , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , role of the CIO , IT reforms , Data center consolidation , jason miller

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT
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Agencies given 6 months to revamp online services

President Obama issues an Executive Order requiring agencies to focus on technological and process improvements for citizen-facing services. OMB's Zients said the government relies too much on the old way to help citizens - phone, in person and on paper.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , customer service , executive order , IRS , jason miller

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 07:49am EDT
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