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OMB chooses 2013 SAVE Award winner

Kenneth Siehr of the Department of Veterans Affairs wins this year's SAVE Award. His cost-cutting proposal involving mail-order prescriptions to veterans also saves time.

Tags: SAVE award , OMB , medical centers

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 02:44pm EST

VA joins open data revolution with new website

With the launch of VA Open Data, members of the public and applications developers will be able to access non-sensitive, non-personal information from the Veterans Affairs Department.

Tags: Marina Martin , open data , Open Data Initiatives , technology , information sharing , In Depth , VA , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 02:13pm EST
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VA struggles with accuracy as disability claims get more complex

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made significant strides in targeting its most complicated disability claims toward its most seasoned claims processing staff, but IG audits still find errors in nearly a third of compensation claims processed for Traumatic Brain Injury.

Tags: Veterans Benefits Administration , IG , Congress , claims backlog , traumatic brain injury , Ronald Abrams , Tom Murphy , Sondra McCauley , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/06/2013, 09:32am EST
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VA lifts overtime requirement for claims workers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will temporarily suspend a program that requires more than 10,000 disability claims processors to work at least 20 hours of overtime per month with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki saying Thursday he had to be careful not to burn out his workforce.

Tags: overtime , workforce , disability claims , Eric Shinseki

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 08:10pm EST

VA counting on telemedicine to improve, expand care to vets

At a recent health IT demonstration, the Veterans Affairs Department showcased nine different technologies that it hopes will change how it delivers health care. The agency is testing medical mobile apps on iPads with 1,000 severely injured veterans.

Tags: technology , Robert Petzel , Bernie Sanders , Heidi Martin , Shawn Hardenbrook , health IT , telemedicine , mobile computing , iPad , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:15am EDT
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As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Tags: VA , Congress , disability claims backlog , Jared Serbu , Board of Veterans Appeals , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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House lawmakers press VA for more details, assurances after cyber attacks

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and ranking member Michael Michaud (D-Maine) sent Secretary Eric Shinseki a letter asking for an explanation on why VA didn't tell the committee about multiple nation state attacks. The lawmakers call for VA to offer credit monitoring services to tens of millions of veterans.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , Mike Michaud , Eric Shinseki , VA , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 12:33pm EDT
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GSA's Turco moving to VHA

Kathleen Turco is leaving GSA after 11 years, including the last three as the associate administrator of governmentwide policy. She will become the CFO at the Veterans Health Administration.

Tags: Kathleen Turco , GSA , VHA , management , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/31/2013, 11:27am EDT
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