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DoD, VA choose e-health GUI

The Defense Department and Veteran's Affairs have chosen its "mainline" interface for their joint e-health record.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoD , e-health , GUI , technology

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 10:40am EDT

Agencies having trouble analyzing service contracts

GAO found many agencies will fall short of the June 30 deadline to determine if they are using service contractors appropriately.

Tags: contracting , GAO , OMB , GSA , HUD , DHS , service contracting , inventories , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:37pm EDT

VA's Baker to chair e-health advisory board

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have agreed to use commercial, open source software to develop a joint electronic health record. VA CIO Roger Baker will head the advisory board.

Tags: DoD Report , Roger Baker , technology , e-health records , Federal Drive , Next Gov

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:59pm EDT

Million Veteran Program consolidates vets' health data

Veterans Affairs' Dr. Ronald Przygodzki explains on the program will further the science of genomics.

Tags: Ronald Przygodzki , genomics , Million Veteran Program , technology , health data , Federal Drive

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:33pm EDT
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CIOs cite struggles with agile development

Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

Tags: technology , industry , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT management reforms , agile development , AFCEA , CBP , DoD , Kenneth Ritchhart , Stephen Warren , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/27/2011, 08:09am EDT
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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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