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David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call

The fight is on between the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. They're fighting about legislation to allow the VA Secretary to fire senior executives, how to respond to the health care scandal and more. But the Veterans Affairs Committees are missing something that might help them better understand the problems Veterans face. David Hawkings, senior editor at Roll Call, writes the Hawkings Here blog.

Tags: David Hawkings , Roll Call , In Depth

Monday - 06/02/2014, 05:50pm EDT
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Veterans Department to be led by career banker

After less than four months at the Veterans Affairs Department, Sloan D. Gibson suddenly finds himself in charge of fixing the problems that led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

Tags: management , Sloan Gibson

Sunday - 06/01/2014, 03:42pm EDT

IG concludes VA's systems, data remain at risk

The 2013 FISMA report to Congress shows the Veterans Affairs Department continues to struggle with cybersecurity and has more than 6,000 items on its plans of actions and milestones and continued weaknesses in access and configuration management controls. VA CIO Stephen Warren details several initiatives to address many of the 35 recommendations.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , FISMA , congress , Stephen Warren , VA Cyber Efforts in the Hot Seat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:11am EDT

Alex Bolton, Senior Staff Writer, The Hill Newspaper

Washington seems enveloped in a tong war over happenings at Veterans Affairs' hospitals. A lesser known but highly critical VA program expires this fall unless Congress acts. It's the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Several bills introduced to keep the popular program alive have become lost in the swirl of politics over more visible issues. At a time when the VA is under harsh scrutiny, one of its more successful programs is about to die. Alex Bolton is a staff writer at The Hill Newspaper. He discussed the program and some of the benefits it has accrued so far on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp.

Tags: The Hill , Alex Bolton , traumatic brain injury , veterans

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 10:02am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Air Force budget cuts, military readiness, DoD mobility

Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , Jared Serbu , DoD , air force , Samuel Cox , A-10 , House , NDAA , House Armed Services Committee , Android , mobile , technology , Eric Shinseki , Robert Petzel

Monday - 05/19/2014, 03:15am EDT

VA undersecretary Petzel resigns in wake of health scandal

One day after Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee about allegations of mismanagement at some VA health facilities, Dr. Robert Petzel stepped down as VA's undersecretary for health. Earlier in the month, the White House tapped Dr. Jeffrey Murawsky to be Petzel's replacement.

Tags: Robert Petzel , Eric Shinseki , VA , congress , Jeffrey Murawsky , People , Michael OConnell

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:57pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he's angry and saddened. But, he told Congress yesterday he has no plans to resign over reports that delayed medical care may have led to the deaths of dozens of veterans. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Eric Shinseki , veterans

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:35am EDT
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