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VA, DoD investigate serious health record error

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon's health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA's health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , DoD , Military Health Service , Army , AHLTA , VistA , Cybersecurity , privacy , health IT , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/15/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Health care costs for vets to soar

A Congressional Budget Office report estimates health care costs for veterans will rise 45 to 75 percent in the next decade, Army Times reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Army Times , veterans , health care , budget , pay and benefits , Iraq and Afghanistan

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 12:35pm EDT

Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Gulf Coast oil spill , OMB , Ted Kaufman , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , GAO , DoD , Asif Khan , ERP

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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White House hands out awards for green efforts

Subhead: Administration honors sustainability efforts by seven agencies with the 2010 GreenGov Presidential awards.

Tags: green government , management , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , Nancy Sutley , NARA , Forest Service , Energy , NIST , HHS , DoD , 2010 GreenGov Presidential Awards , jason miller

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:03pm EDT

VA publishes regulation on 'presumptive' illnesses

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a final regulation that makes it easier for veterans to obtain health care and disability compensation for certain diseases associated with services in Southwest Asia (including Iraq) and Afghanistan, Business Wire reports.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Iraq and Afghanistan , health benefits , pay and benefits , presumptive illness

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 03:42pm EDT

VA's Baker revels in job to turnaround IT processes

This week, Roger Baker, Chief Information Officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, talks with host Jason Miller about turning around IT processes within the agency.
September 30, 2010

Tags: Roger Baker , CIO , IT , technology , jason miller , Ask the CIO

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:34pm EDT
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Patients at risk?: GAO investigates VA

GAO has found inconsistent compliance with the three VA purchasing and tracking requirements, creating potential risks to veterans' safety. Details from GAO's Dr. Debra Draper.

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , Debra Draper , Suzanne Kubota , inventory management , management , techonolgy

Monday - 09/27/2010, 09:31am EDT
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VA CIO discusses intersection of safety and transparency

Roger Baker, chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs, how to balance cybersecurity and transparency.

Tags: Roger Baker , Cybersecurity , management , CIO , Federal Security Spotlight , Dorobek Insider , transparency , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:49pm EDT
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Labor-management forums in need of some clarity

Both employee unions and agencies say certain phrases in President Obama's executive order creating these committees need to be better defined. VA deputy secretary Gould will lead an effort to bring some precision to terms such as pre-decisional, to make sure everyone is working from the same sheet of paper. National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relations also details first set of bargaining pilots, called B-1.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Scott Gould , Jeff Neal , OPM , DHS , Colleen Kelley , NTEU , Bill Dougan , NFFE , National Council on Federal-Labor Management Relat , labor-mangement forums , B-1 pilots , telework , jason miller

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:49am EDT
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VA wrestles with portable medical data storage

The Veterans Affairs Department is facing a new challenge when it comes to cybersecurity: letting doctors access patient data outside the workplace. VA CIO Baker said a major policy change may be needed to ensure the agency is meeting the needs of its veterans and the doctors and nurses who serve them.

Tags: technology , medical records , Roger Baker , Cybersecurity , health IT , mobile data , Max Cacas

Monday - 09/20/2010, 07:04am EDT
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