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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Tags: DoD , ERP , Congress , ECSS , Air Force , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , technology , health IT

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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House puts damper on USPS plan for 5-day delivery

The fiscal 2013 spending bill doesn't remove the requirement for the Postal Service to deliver first-class mail six days a week. Other provisions in the bill povide a boost in funding DHS cyber, DoD acquisition and VA IT spending.

Tags: Congress , House , budget , management , USPS , House Appropriations Committee , DHS , DoD , cybersecurity

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 04:15pm EST

Lawmakers applaud VA on same-sex burial request

Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Veterans Affairs Department to keep granting waivers so that same-sex spouses can be buried in national cemeteries.

Tags: Eric Shinseki , DoD , Defense of Marriage Act

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 01:10am EST

OSHA finds VA at fault for Calif. researcher death

Federal officials on Wednesday blamed unsafe working conditions and poor training for the death of a young Veterans Affairs medical center researcher in San Francisco who died after handling bacteria that causes meningitis.

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Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 09:30pm EST

VA CTO Peter Levin to leave agency

Peter Levin, the Veterans Affairs chief technology officer, is leaving the agency. He follows Roger Baker, the agency's CIO and assistant secretary in the Office of Information and Technology, who resigned last week.

Tags: Peter Levin , CTO , Roger Baker , health IT , Blue Button

Monday - 02/18/2013, 06:00pm EST

VA CIO Baker to resign

Roger Baker, VA's assistant secretary in the Office of Information and Technology, helped improve the agency's management of IT projects, implement mobile devices and continued to address cybersecurity.

Tags: Roger Baker , people , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/15/2013, 03:53pm EST

Beneficiaries claim VA's processing of GI Bill benefits still lackluster

The Department of Veterans Affairs' work to automate payments under the complicated Post-9/11 GI bill is coming to fruition. But schools and students complain about inability to track status of claims.

Tags: Congress , Post-9/11 GI Bill , Hayleigh Perez , Michael Dakduk , Kim Hall , Roger Baker , Robert Worley , House Veterans Affairs Committee , IRS , technology , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/15/2013, 05:41am EST

DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record

The two departments are looking for "quick wins" in their integrated health-record strategy, aiming to bring the most important capabilities online three years early.

Tags: DoD , health IT , technology , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , Roger Baker , Jonathan Woodson , Elizabeth McGrath , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:05pm EST
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