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Understanding acquisition needs key to training workforce, experts say

Knowing and appreciating the industry side of the acquisitions process is key to training the acquisition workforce of the future, according to two acquisition experts.

Tags: Jory Heckman , acquisition workforce , Melissa Starinsky , DoD , Iraq and Afghanistan , Joint Rapid Acquisition Cel , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 12:07pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next summer, the Defense Department plans to make an award for a new off-the-shelf electronic health record system that meets modern health IT standards. But the system won't be a silver bullet for DoD's challenges in exchanging medical data with VA, or within the department itself. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has details on the legwork DoD will be doing over the next couple years to make its existing data more interoperable.

Tags: In Depth , Jared Serbu , DoD , health IT , electronic health record system , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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New, standardized VA forms aim to speed up disability claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to introduce new, standardized disability claims forms to help streamline the claims process. The goal is to make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state their claims and also provide necessary documentation.

Tags: pay and benefits , disability claims , veterans , Robert McDonald , Jared Serbu , Allison Hickey

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 03:30pm EDT

William Bauman and Ann Spungen, James Peters VA Medical Center

A quarter century of hard work and collaboration is giving paralyzed veterans a chance to rediscover a healthy, happy life. William Bauman is director and Ann Spungen is associate director of the National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury. That's at the James Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. They're Service to America Medal finalists in the Science and Environment category, and described their work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: William Bauman , Ann Spungen , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people , In Depth

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:18pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs Committee members are no longer asking the Veterans Affairs Department to improve their cybersecurity. They want to tell them how to do it. A new bill introduced Wednesday would be among the most perspective cyber bills that any agency has seen in almost a decade. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. In Depth with details on the bill and reaction to it. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: House , Jason Miller , In Depth , cyber

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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Connecting People to People, Anywhere, Anytime, On Any Device

March 20th, 2012
This panel will discuss the leading trends to the adoption of Unified Communications, key benefits of moving to a UC platform and the acquisition process, considerations, risks and /or constraints agencies have to keep in mind as they move towards a UC platform.

Tags: technology , General Dynamics , Mike Krieger , Tom Temin , Army , Horace Blackman , John Walsh

Friday - 03/16/2012, 01:05am EDT
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VA, OPM implement promising practices for next generation of SESers

A new report by the Partnership for Public Service and McKinsey and Company found inconsistencies among agencies in how they recruit and develop their Senior Executive Service members. That lack of standardized leadership development is causing some to question whether senior executives will be prepared to replace long-time managers who are retiring at a fast rate.

Tags: management , workforce , SES , OPM , Steve Shih , Nani Coloretti , Treasury , Christine Kluh , Partnership for Public Service , McKinsey and Company , Nora Gardner , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 05:45am EDT
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Veterans group calls for legislative fix to VA contracting rule

Vietnam Veterans of America alleges the Veterans Affairs Department's service-disabled veteran-owned business set aside program is keeping legitimately qualified companies from competing for VA contracts. The group advocates loosening a rule that requires service-disabled veterans maintain unconditional control of all business decisions.

Tags: SBA , contracting , Congress , Bill Johnson , Thomas Leney , Ruben Gomez , Rick Weidman , Vietnam Veterans of America , Small business contracting , industry , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:16am EDT
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Panetta urges greater emphasis on mental health

In confronting a surge of suicides within the military, commanding officers must make it understood that seeking help for the stresses of war should be seen as a sign of strength rather than as a sign of weakness, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , DoD Report

Friday - 06/22/2012, 02:05pm EDT
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