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GOP lawmaker questions spending at VA conferences

A Republican lawmaker is raising questions about spending at training conferences held in Florida last year by the Veterans Affairs Department that have prompted an internal investigation at the agency.

Tags: Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Congress , House , Joshua Taylor , inspector general , oversight , Eric Shinseki

Monday - 08/13/2012, 09:47pm EDT

Federal Drive interviews - May 8, 2012

Dr. Sonja Batten, deputy chief for specialty mental health, Veterans Affairs Department, discusses the VA's plans to hire 2,000 mental health professionals and support staff. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) talks about two bills aimed at reducing the number of duplicative government programs.

Tags: Federal Drive , James Lankford , Congress , House , Joe Petrillo , Petrillo and Powell , FAR , Julian Sanchez , Cato Institute , Sonja Batten

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 09:53am EDT

VA tests meditation as PTSD treatment

The Department of Veterans Affairs is testing the effects of transcendental meditation on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , PTSD , Federal Drive

Monday - 05/07/2012, 09:17am EDT

On the show today - April 11

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Parham Eftekhari , Roger Baker , James Tsugawa , Merit Systems Protection Board , Government Technology Research Alliance ,

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 06:16pm EDT

VA takes steps to prevent more cemetery errors

The Veterans Affairs Department told lawmakers Thursday that it's trying to prevent future errors by requiring contractors to keep headstones at gravesites undergoing renovations and by conducting daily inspections.

Tags: Congress , Glenn Powers , DoD

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 05:35pm EST

VA Creates Health IT Contest

Tags: technology , health IT ,

Monday - 02/22/2010, 02:33pm EST

VA shuts down cloud app after breach

The Veterans Affairs Department is immediately shutting down one its cloud applications after information was stored without proper data security controls. The cloud application was on a Yahoo website that VA doctors used to store patients’ medical information. According to a VA report, notifications of a possible security breach will be sent to nearly 900 [...]

Tags: cloud computing , technology , Yahoo , cloud computing , technology , Yahoo , cloud computing , technology , Yahoo

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:16am EST
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