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House approves bill banning VA SES bonuses

An amendment to the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill would prohibit the agency from awarding performance bonuses to senior executives.

Tags: bonus , Congress , Keith Rothfus , Carol Bonosaro , Shefali Kapadia

Monday - 05/04/2015, 10:22am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The nominee to lead the Veterans Health Administration tells the Senate Tuesday that he'd "transform" the country's largest health care organization. He wants to use his private sector experience to help guide VA beyond the patient access problems that led to long waiting lists and falsified records in Phoenix and elsewhere around the country. More from Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Veterans Health Administration , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:29pm EDT
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Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), House Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies

The House passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill. But the vote was a lot closer than it usually is. The chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies oversees the release of that bill every year. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) is chairman of the subcommittee right now. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the spending level in the bill isn't a cut for the VA.

Tags: Charlie Dent , House , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 04:14pm EDT
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Vince Kane, Veterans Affairs Department

Veterans Affairs wants to help put an end to veteran homelessness. The department is repurposing its West Los Angeles campus to serve particularly vulnerable veterans, such as women or severely disabled vets, who are also homeless. The campus redesign will help VA implement the White House policy that no veteran should live on the streets. Vince Kane, the director of the VA's National Homeless Center, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the plan.

Tags: Vince Kane , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , National Homeless Center , Los Angeles

Friday - 05/01/2015, 09:41am EDT
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Bills you should know about: Whistleblowers, bad apples and trolls

Congress has introduced lots of bills recently affecting federal agencies and employees. We summarize them for you here.

Tags: Congress , military , whistleblower , Commerce Department , patent , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 11:19am EDT

Mark Goldstein, Physical Infrastructure Issues Director, GAO

A multi-billion dollar construction portfolio at the Department of Veterans Affairs is suffering from schedule delays and cost overruns. Those issues are now a $1 billion headache for the VA. Mark Goldstein is director of Physical Infrastructure Issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose and guest co-host Karen Evans, he explained why he told the Senate Veterans' Affairs committee some of those problems are getting worse.

Tags: Mark Goldstein , GAO , In Depth

Monday - 04/27/2015, 04:13pm EDT
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VA chief calls House budget proposal 'inadequate'

A House subcommittee's plan to cut the budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs by more than $1.4 billion next year will "cause veterans to suffer," VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday.

Tags: Bob McDonald , budget , Congress

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 09:00pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs committee members are asking for more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA inspector general report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In his bi-weekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about these latest concerns. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what he found out.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , veterans ,

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 09:07am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

House Veterans Affairs lawmakers want more details on why the Veterans Affairs Department let 14 contractor employees telework from countries like China and India. The latest VA Inspector General report on the agency's cybersecurity once again calls into question VA's actions and reactions to the potential problems. In the latest edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the latest concerns from members of Congress on VA's cybersecurity.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , In Depth

Monday - 04/20/2015, 04:24pm EDT
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