Agency News: Veterans Affairs


Peter L. Levin

Levin eases the path for veterans' health

As chief technology officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, Peter Levin leads efforts to modernize health records for veterans, create a joint record system with the Defense Department and tackle a backlog of claims related to Agent Orange exposure among Vietnam era veterans.

VA teams up with Jon Bon Jovi on apps contest

Homeless vets are about to get some star-powered help from New Jersey rocker.

VHA fails on improper payments targets

The Veterans Health Administration had high error rates in payments on four programs, according to a new federal audit.

VA launches probe of reverse auctions

Did official sidestep best practices by ordering a halt?

VA halts reverse auctions, citing 'violations' of contract hierarchy

Order comes despite more than $7 million in savings.

VA cancels joint platform contract due to alleged conflict of interest: Report

The Veterans Affairs Department has abruptly canceled a major contract that was hailed as a key development for the joint common health record platform with the Defense Department.

VA CIO sheds light on search for Microsoft alternative

The Veterans Affairs Department is one of several federal agencies looking for alternatives to MS Office, says CIO Roger Baker.

VA Fast Track process rife with gaps for possible fraud, OIG says

A process VA created to handle a flood of incoming disability claims related to Agent Orange has some serious holes, audit finds.

VA performance dashboard failed to protect personal data, OIG says

The Veterans Affairs Department set up a performance dashboard populated with sensitive data and failed to adequately protect it from unauthorized access, according to a new report.

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