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VA unveils standardized disability claim and appeal forms

The Veterans Affairs Department is switching to a completely standardized system for collecting and processing disability claims.

Tags: disability claims , Tom Murphy , disability claims backlog , eBenefits , Sean McCalley

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:55am EDT

VA disputes House lawmaker's claim of nation state attack

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said the Veterans Affairs Department fell victim to another breach by a nation state in September 2014, putting veterans' data at risk. But VA CIO Steph Warren said internal and external reviews found no evidence of a breach.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Steph Warren , Jackie Walorski , Tim Huelskamp , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:25pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House lawmakers and Veterans Affairs' IT officials continue to spar over the data security of millions of veterans. In the latest episode, VA Committee lawmakers say the agency suffered another nation state cyber attack. But IT officials say they have seen no evidence of such an attack. Federal News Radio's Executive editor Jason Miller joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details on this ongoing cybersecurity drama.

Tags: Jason Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , cybersecurity , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 06:13am EDT
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Obama nominates new leadership for VA

President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Steve VanRoekel , White House , Barack Obama , people , Shefali Kapadia , LaVerne Horton Council , David Shulkin , Douglas Kramer

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 10:17am EDT

What happens when the Treasury IG disputes findings of a VA IG report?

The Treasury Department's inspector general reviewed a recent Veterans Affairs IG report and concluded the actions of a former VA acquisitions official "did not violate applicable law."

Tags: Treasury Department , inspector general , Iris Cooper , Maureen Regan , acquisition , contracting , Eric Thorson , Tridec , Jeff Miller , House , House Veterans Affairs Committee , oversight

Monday - 03/16/2015, 05:37pm EDT

House vets chairman: VA impeding congressional oversight

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Monday accused the inspector general and other officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs of withholding reports from his panel, despite pledges to be transparent.

Tags: Jeff Miller , inspector general , Congress , Treasury Department , Eric Thorson , Richard Griffin

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:37pm EDT

David Sella, Program Manager, Warriors to Workforce, VA Acquisition Academy

Veterans Affairs' Warriors to Workforce program seems to work. It was one of the 124 programs recently honored by Harvard University's Ash Center with a Bright Ideas award. The VA program is designed to help wounded veterans transition into a new career. David Sella, the program manager of the Warriors to Workforce program, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the program.

Tags: David Sella , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Warriors to Workforce , Harvard University

Friday - 03/13/2015, 10:28am EDT
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John Palguta, Vice President for Policy, Partnership for Public Service

Ever since the Veterans Affairs scheduling scandal broke, Congress has been heckling the department to fire more people. Robespierre might have resorted to the guillotine to secure the French Revolution. But is simply rolling heads the best strategy for getting the performance you want from your staff? John Palguta is vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with why firing is just one small piece of the performance puzzle.

Tags: John Palguta , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Partnership for Public Service , workforce ,

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 09:50am EDT
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Why BRAC is good news for VA, but bad news for DoD and the Postal Service

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald seems to be closing the deal several secretaries of Defense and at least one postmaster general couldn't, says Federal News Radio's Francis Rose in a new commentary.

Tags: Francis Rose , commentary , DoD , BRAC , USPS , workforce

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 02:07am EDT
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