Agency News: Veterans Affairs


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.

VA responds to accusations about excessive outsourcing

The VA's dispute with its employees' union continued to heat up as the agency responded to claims that its outsourcing practices are undermining its veteran hiring goals.

VA slammed for doing end run around telework policy

Union leader suggests VA's telework policies violate the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

VA accused of excessive outsourcing of vets' jobs

The Veterans Affairs Department is continuing to outsource jobs currently or historically held by veterans, according to union.

Michele Foster

Imagine that: Government can learn a thing or two from industry

VA's Michele Foster believes vendors have a lot to offer, but only if they are given the opportunity to share.

Veteran small-business bill would mandate use of fraud-prevention site

Under new legislation, agencies would have to search the Veterans Affairs Department’s VetBiz database before awarding a contract

VA mobile devices to be primarily for clinicians, CIO says

Clinicians and benefits specialists need mobile devices more than other employees, says CIO Roger Baker.

VA kicks off acquisition training program for wounded vets

The Veterans Affairs department has launched a new program to train wounded vets for new careers as acquisition specialists.

All VA medical centers have Facebook pages. Now what?

The Veterans Affairs Department made a announcement that all their medical centers are now ready to actively engage with veterans on Facebook. We took a closer look.

Congress funds VA-DOD project despite late request

The omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week included full funding for a joint Veterans Affairs and Defense department project to develop a single, integrated digital medical record system for soldiers and veterans.

Will VA real-time tracking plan include employees?

Procurement documents reveal a tracking system that may include collecting the movements of Veterans Affairs employees.

Veterans Health Admin procurement reforms not working, IG says

The Veterans Health Administration created a new oversight process for its contracting in 2009, but it is not being carried out consistently, according to a new report.