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The Veterans Affairs Department will award a $5 billion IT hardware contract in the next two months. GSA will release a request for information for cybersecurity tools in the coming days. Both are examples of a healthy and busy fourth quarter for acquisition.
Tags: technology , acquistion , contractors , industry , contracting , GSA , Peter Burr , Transportation Department , Multiple Award Government and Industry Conference , cybersecurity , multiple award contracts , budget , Jason Miller ,
A new program is being launched to train thousands of social workers on how to aid troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
The secretaries of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified about how the two agencies are collaborating to make it easier for military members to return to civilian life. Members of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs House committees questioned them about various programs designed to help the process.
Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , House Committee on Veterans Affairs , Leon Panetta , Eric Shinseki , Jeff Miller , Bob Filner , Transition Assistance Program , electronic health records , management , workforce , Esther Carey
Some 250,000 service members leave the military each year and all must attend counseling on finances and other issues whether they served six years or 26 years, whether they saw the battlefield or not.
President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.
Tags: Barack Obama , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act , OPM , DoD , Joining Forces Initiative , workforce , hiring , Joining Forces , Returning Heroes Tax Credit , Wounded Warrior Tax Credit , Michael OConnell
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made strides toward increasing the number of disability claims it can process every year. But new claims from veterans are growing even faster than ever. House legislators are frustrated by the VA's lack of progress over the years.
Tags: Congress , technology , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Darrell Issa , Jackie Speier , Allison Hickey , DoD , Veterans Benefits Management System , claims backlog , Jared Serbu
Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say there has been an enormous response to a new skills-based program that pays for up to a year of education toward an associate degree or a non- college-degree or certificate.
If you have military-age children who have not served in this decade's wars, then you owe a debt _ meaning money _ to those who did.
Three families are starting an effort to raise $30 million for troops and veterans through a new organization called Veteran Support Fund. It will be a portal for distributing money to five groups already working to help America's military community.
Veterans Affairs would have to contact victims of data breaches within 10 days under a bill approved by a House subcommittee.