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VA, Education reap benefits of hiring reforms

Improvements to training and employee retention are increasing department workforces and saving money, agency chief human capital officers for the Education and Veterans Affairs departments said at an event Tuesday.

Tags: John Sepulveda , Robert Buggs , Education , retention , hiring , management , training , hiring reform , Sean McCalley

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 05:44pm EST
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New program brings veterans into acquisition workforce

Lisa Doyle, chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about an internship for returning veterans who want to be contracting specialists.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , contracting , Lisa Doyle , VA Acquisition Academy , Federal Drive , veterans

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 12:27pm EST
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GSA uses reverse energy auctions to save money

General Services Administration is teaming up with other agencies to solicit bids from energy providers via online auctions. GSA's New England Region administrator details the savings his office has reaped from the program.

Tags: State Departement , Energy , management , acquisition , GSA , Robert Zarnetske , best practices , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 11:32am EST
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VA expands Facebook presence to every medical center

Every individual VA hospital now has its own page as part of the department's expanding social media presence. Brandon Friedman, VA's director of online communications, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new, personalized social media initiative.

Tags: technology , Gov 2.0 , social media , Twitter , Facebook , In Depth , Francis Rose , VA ,

Friday - 01/06/2012, 06:04pm EST
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Project HERO examination puts VA Chief Business Officer Gary Baker under microscope

House Veterans Affairs Committee reviews reports that say VA can't confirm it's getting what it's paying for in pilot program.

Tags: contracting , management , best practices , health IT , Congress , Department of Veterans Affairs , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Michael Michaud , Belinda Finn , Gary Baker

Monday - 02/15/2010, 06:52pm EST

Baker taking his own advice to improve Veterans Affairs

Roger Baker, the VA assistant secretary for information and technology and chief information officer, talks about being the 'ultimate consultant'.
Nov. 12, 2009

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Roger Baker , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 04:16pm EST
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Dept. of Veterans Affairs revamps health IT

The Department of Veterans Affairs is asking for help to improve its innovative health IT system, Ed Meagher, is leading that initiative for the Industry Advisory Council.

Tags: technology , IT , Ed Meagher , VistA

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 05:46pm EDT
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