Agency News: Veterans Affairs


VA errors compromise identity verification credentials

The VA has issued more than 157,000 personal identity verification credentials with poor controls in place, throwing the validity of every credential into doubt, IG says.

VA prepared for new employee mobile devices on Oct. 1

The Veterans Affairs Department is prepared for its long-awaited launch of iPhones and iPads on its networks, its CIO said.

Senators hope to help small companies

The Senate wants to toughen penalties for large companies masquerading as small businesses.

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VA national contracting oversight system inadequate, IG says

The Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general recently audited national contracts and found problems.

VA to try cloud-based collaboration tech for doctors

The Veterans Affairs Department is experimenting with cloud solutions that may eventually be extended to more than 100,000 medical personnel.

VA starts online open source community for VistA

VA's online agent is now operational to oversee an open-source community involved in modernizing its digital record system.

VA's IT project management oversight needs work, IG says

The Veterans Affairs Department's Project Management Accountability System needs more work to be fully effective, according to a new report.

How VA missed $213M in overpayments

The Veterans Affairs Department did an incomplete job of tallying its overpayments in 2010 because it did not fully follow White House guidance, according to VA's Office of Inspector General.

VA policy seeks to increase use of social media

The Veterans Affairs Department has issued a policy statement encouraging social media use and laying out the rules.

VA adds tablets to contracting vehicle

The Veterans Affairs Department has added amendments to an upcoming major procurement vehicle to specify several types of tablets and light laptop computers it may want to buy.

VA continues to pay ineligible contractors, audit finds

Serious deficiencies in contracting at the Veterans Affairs Department are allowing ineligible contractors to work and get paid, audits find.

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