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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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OMB begins pruning of financial systems

VA, SBA, EPA and HUD are the first to go through the review process and see dramatic changes. OMB controller Werfel said the goal for each agency is to invest only in top priorities, saving $1 billion a year by eliminating or reducing the size of agency modernization projects.

Tags: technology , management , Danny Werfel , Jeff Zients , Doug Criscitello , Roger Baker , OMB , SBA , HUD , EPA , financial systems modernization , FLITE , IT Dashboard , financial systems advisory board , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Whistleblower: Army translators failed exams

VA issues second contract for Agent Orange claims

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoD , defense , contracting , management , technology , Mission Essential Personnel , IBM , Agent Orange

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 08:40am EDT

VA streamlines Agent Orange claims

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation. The VA's Brad Mayes explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , Agent Orange , management , health benefits , veterans , Brad Mayes , best practices , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Supreme Court opens next month, big cases coming

Learn more in today's DoD report.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , DoD , Supreme Court ,

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 04:48pm EDT

VA awards all stimulus money

Learn more about how the Dept of Veterans Affairs was able to awards over $1.8 billion.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Recovery Act , Ed Murray , Vyomika Jairam

Monday - 08/30/2010, 10:30am EDT
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Jerry Davis moves from NASA to VA

Veteran NASA CISO Jerry Davis moves to Veterans Affairs. He joins us for a look back and ahead.

Tags: Federal Drive , NASA , CISO , Jerry Davis , technology , management

Friday - 08/27/2010, 10:08am EDT
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VA IT specialist creates cyber awareness site

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Melissa Short , DHS , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:57pm EDT
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Meagher: CIOs need to go back to basics

The high priority list includes a number of well-known, and almost infamous IT projects that have given CIOs under several administrations gray hairs. Ed Meagher knows the feeling. He's a former CIO at Veterans Affairs and Interior.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , technology , OMB , Ed Meagher , CIO , DOI , SRA International , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 10:31am EDT
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