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ASM Research wins contract to help modernize VA e-health records system

ASM Research won a three-year, $162 million contract to help modernize the electronic health records system at the Veterans Affairs Department. The VistA system has been at the center of a modernization and expansion debate for years.

Tags: VistA , ASM Research , DoD , e-health records

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 03:35pm EDT

VA forming cadre of specially-trained acquisition workers

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, said his office will launch the acquisition corps and program management framework in the coming months to further professionalize the agency's acquisition workforce. A Federal News Radio survey of chief acquisition officers and other senior acquisition managers says workforce training and retention remain among their biggest priorities and challenges.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Contracting , workforce , Ford Heard , training , program management , suspension and debarment , strategic sourcing , T4 , CXO Surveys , Jason Miller , exclusive

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 10:56am EDT
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Online Chat: VA Deputy Senior Procurement Executive Ford Heard

Ford Heard, the Veterans Affairs Department's associate deputy assistant secretary for Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, joins Federal News Radio for an online chat on June 30.

Tags: VA , online chat , Jason Miller , acquisition , budget , Contracting , construction , federal buildings , Ford Heard , CAO

Monday - 06/30/2014, 02:53am EDT

VA nurse claims retaliation for blowing the whistle on patient practices

When a nurse manager at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Albany, New York, saw a patient being unnecessarily kept in restraints for seven hours, she couldn't remain silent. But little did Valerie Riviello know that her actions as a whistleblower would start her down on a path of retaliation from her coworkers.

Tags: whistleblower , Valerie Riviello , Cheri Cannon , Office of Special Counsel , Sloan Gibson , Tully Rinckey , Shefali Kapadia , federal drive

Friday - 06/27/2014, 10:27am EDT
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2 top Veterans Affairs officials leaving jobs

Two top Department of Veterans Affairs officials are stepping down, the beleaguered agency announced Wednesday as it continued reeling from complaints that thousands of veterans have endured long waits for appointments and poor medical care.

Tags: management , Bernie Sanders , Sloan Gibson

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 06:30pm EDT

Senate report: VA's scheduling problems are a symptom of malpractice epidemic

Sen. Tom Coburn's (R-Okla.) investigation into Veterans Affairs hospitals reveals widespread manipulation, criminal activity and poor management.

Tags: management , oversight , Congress , Senate , Tom Coburn , Robert Gates , Sloan Gibson , Stephanie Wasko

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 04:13am EDT
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