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VA expands on-campus counselor program to help student veterans

Full-time counselors hired by the Department of Veterans Affairs will have offices on 94 college campuses by 2014. The on-site counselors help student veterans with everything from GI Bill problems to transitioning from military to civilian life.

Tags: DoD , VetSuccess , Mike Dakduk , Curtis Coy , Student Veterans of America , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Serious doubts remain about VA's ability to secure veterans' data

A recent briefing between the House Veterans Affairs Committee, VA IT executives and DHS ended with the lead majority staff member walking out before the meeting ended. The rising tensions between the House Veterans Affairs committee's majority and VA come as a report surfaced showing veterans are at a higher risk of identity theft than the average citizen.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , ID Analytics , identity theft , Eric Hannel , Stephen Warren , Jeff Miller , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:32pm EDT
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Bill to give SBA complete oversight of veteran small business program

House Small Business and Veterans Affairs committee members plan to introduce a bill Thursday to make the service-disabled veteran-owned small business program less cumbersome, confusing and more transparent.

Tags: contracting , industry , SBA , House Small Business Committee , Mike Coffman , Sam Graves , Veteran-owned small business , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:54am EDT

House proposal gives VA's budget process a facelift

House Veterans Affairs Committee Ranking Member Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) introduced a bill to establish quadrennial reviews and a five-year plan for VA's budget. The bill also would designate a chief strategy officer to oversee budgetary planning.

Tags: Mike Michaud , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , budget , management , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 08:15pm EDT

DoD, VA reassure Congress of continued growth of health data sharing

House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs committees inserted a provision in the fiscal 2014 Defense Authorization Bill requiring DoD and VA to have an interoperable health record system by 2017. Agency officials say they already are and will continue to share health care data, but having one integrated, interoperable health care management system is no longer necessary.

Tags: technology , management , DoD , Frank Kendall , Jonathan Woodson , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , House Armed Services Committee , House Veterans Affairs Committee , health IT , joint electronic health record , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:29am EDT
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Agencies preparing for next evolution in telecom services

The General Services Administration is preparing the Network Services 2020 program that would move the government to a standardized telecommunications network infrastructure. Other agencies, such as VA and ATF, are building on their experiences with the cloud to create an agile network infrastructure.

Tags: technology , network services , GSA , Frank Tiller , Rick Holgate , ATF , Dave Cheplick , Networx , NS2020 , Federal IT and Networks Summit , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:58am EDT
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VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am EDT

As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , disability claims backlog , Jared Serbu , Board of Veterans Appeals , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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