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VA relaxes medical marijuana rules

The agency has changed its policy.

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Monday - 07/26/2010, 01:54pm EDT

VA puts a stop to FLITE project

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: technology , financial management systems , Roger Baker , FLITE , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 06:13pm EDT
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VA clips wings of FLITE program

The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided to scrap large portions of its $400 million FLITE financial management modernization program.

Tags: technology , financial management systems , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , FLITE , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 01:57pm EDT
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Op-ed: Expanding PTSD benefits is the right call

Read more of the opinion piece.

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Monday - 07/12/2010, 01:14pm EDT

V.A. is easing rules to cover stress disorder

The government is preparing to issue new rules that will make it substantially easier for veterans who have been found to have post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits.

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Thursday - 07/08/2010, 04:21pm EDT

GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

Tags: management , GAO , OPM , DoJ , Air Force , Marshals Service , Office of Special Counsel , burrowing , political position conversions , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:59am EDT

OMB vows to end out of control IT projects

The administration issues two new memos focusing on all IT projects and specifically on financial management systems. OMB will issue guidance in the next month detailing how they will evaluate which programs are at most risk. OMB's Zients says programs worth more than $10 billion are significantly off track in cost, schedule or both.

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , Danny Werfel , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Peter Orszag , OMB , DHS , Energy , financial systems , project management , IT oversight , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:05am EDT
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VA ready to kick the virtual tires

Veterans Affairs is looking for a virtual call center prototype.

Tags: technology , telework , TANDBERG Telework Center , Roger Baker , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:09pm EDT

Agencies get ready for FISMA changes

VA plans on implementing software to monitor desktop computers every 24 hours. NASA is developing a concept of operations plan to move to real-time oversight. OMB mandated agencies know the status of their networks in real time by November.

Tags: technology , Jerry Davis , Jaren Doherty , Pat Howard , NASA , NRC , OMB , AFCEA , cybersecurity , FISMA , real-time monitoring , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:14am EDT
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Continuous monitoring efforts remain important for agencies

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Jason Miller , OMB , NASA , continuous monitoring

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 05:25pm EDT
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