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White House issues veto threat on veterans bill

The White House is warning that President Barack Obama will veto a widely popular House spending bill for veterans' programs and construction projects at military bases.

Tags: President Barack Obama , House , Congress , veterans , budget , DoD ,

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 05:52pm EDT

Agencies may cut $4.6 billion to spare veterans

The White House has declared the Department of Veterans Affairs off-limits to "sequestration" budget cuts, and that means other nondefense agencies may have to bear an additional $4.6 billion in reductions next year.

Tags: Robert Levinson , Bloomberg Government , DoD , sequestration , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 07:38am EDT

Ex-VA hospital official faults mental health care

Veterans are waiting too long for mental health care and are unaware that hospitals sometimes manipulate records in an attempt to make it appear that standards are being met, a former Veterans Affairs hospital official told senators Wednesday.

Tags: veterans , Senate , Congress , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 07:49pm EDT

OSC protection sought for VA whistleblower

The American Federation of Government Employees has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the case of a VA doctor who believes she was unfairly targeted by superiors due to her critical Senate testimony.

Tags: OSC , AFGE , whistleblower protection , Michelle Washington

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 08:34pm EDT

IG report uncovers 15,000 security holes at VA

The inspector general's office at the Department of Veterans Affairs said it found more than $15,000 security holes at the agency, all dealing with FISMA compliance issues.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , FISMA , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/09/2012, 10:21am EDT

Health care IT

Kerry McDermott, senior policy director at WestHealth Policy Center will discuss a wide range of healthcare issues, with host John Gilroy.
March 20, 2012(Encore presentation May 22, 2012)

Tags: technology , health care , health IT , CMS , Federal Communications Commission , Kerry McDermott , WestHealth Policy Center , data security , healthcare reform , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 11:12pm EDT

Report raises concerns for homeless female vets

Federal investigators expressed concerns Monday for the safety of some female veterans who rely on homeless shelters after inspections showed women housed in shelters approved only for men.

Tags: DoD , inspector general , Senate , Congress

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 08:07am EDT

Hunt for missing US troops set to resume in NKorea

The hunt for thousands of fallen American troops missing from a conflict fought six decades ago, is about to resume in North Korea as tensions ease between the wartime enemies.

Tags: DoD , Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Offi , Carie Parker , North Korea

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 03:22am EST

Lawmakers continue battle over federal retirement benefits

In the latest attempt to cut federal retirement benefits, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has reported out legislation that would make feds contribute more of their salaries to their pensions and end the FERS annuity supplement for people who retire before age 62.

Tags: Emily Kopp , John Sepulveda , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Dennis Ross , pay and benefits , NTEU , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , workforce , CSRS , FERS , House

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 05:41am EST
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