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Data breaches at VA expose sensitive information

Two separate incidents at Veterans Affairs result in credit protection services for 1,600 vets

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

Friday - 04/01/2011, 09:30am EDT

VA to offer protection to some vets after data loss

The monthly data breach report from the Veterans Affairs shows risks due to human error are not as bad as they could be.

Tags: Roger Baker , technology , best practice , privacy , cybersecurity , data breach , John Buckner

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 02:57pm EDT

Navy's Wounded Warrior program boosts vet hiring

The Naval Sea Systems Command received the ERE Recruiting Excellence Award for Best Military Talent program for its Wounded Warrior hiring program.

Tags: Naval Sea Systems Command , Wounded Warrior , Kevin McCoy , hiring , veterans , DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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GAO: DoD and VA need to communicate more

A program designed to help severely wounded veterans get life-long care isn't working the way it should.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Federal Recovery Coordination Program , GAO , pay and benefits

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 11:40am EDT

What the new Federal Supply Schedule means for you

David Dowd, Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, discusses the new competition requirements agencies must follow when placing orders exceeding $150,000.
March 22, 2011

Tags: Federal Supply Schedule , GSA , contracting , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Wednesday - 03/23/2011, 08:25pm EDT
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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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