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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

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has a similar problem to the Defense Department: too many underutilized facilities in its inventory and a lot of dilapidated structures it can't afford to tear down. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, VA is asking Congress for its own version of a BRAC.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 03/05/2015, 04:45pm EST
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Paul Gregory, Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

All morning we've been talking about acquisition, and how to improve and modernize it. Sometimes it's easy to forget that acquisitions aren't just for their own sake; they support programs. So good program management is part of the mix of success. Paul Gregory, the vice chancellor of the Program Management School at the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the ACT-IAC Acquisition Excellence Conference with more on that perspective.

Tags: Paul Gregory , Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:16am EST
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Andrew O'Brien, Special Rep. for Global Partnerships, State Dept.

The State Department hopes to tap into veterans' overseas experiences with a new program. The Veterans Innovation Partnership launched last month. The goal is to apply service members' skills to foreign policy and international affairs. Drew O'Brien is the Special Representative for Global Partnerships at the State Department. He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to explain more about the program.

Tags: State Department , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Veterans Innovation Partnership ,

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 10:34am EST
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