Agency News: Veterans Affairs


VA to allow clinicians to access cloud applications

The VA is preparing to allow clinicians at VA medical facilities to access some commercial cloud applications.

VHA flunks medical school contract management, IG says

The Veterans Health Administration has problems with implementing a 2006 directive to improve its contracting with affiliated medical schools and teaching hospitals, according to a new report.

VA gets ready for iPhones and iPads

Roger Baker, CIO of the Veterans Affairs Department, said the department is getting ready to open wired and wireless networks to iPads and iPhones by Oct. 1.

Senate gives VA full IT budget; House offers less

The House and Senate disagree on VA's IT budget for fiscal 2012.

VA hopes to transform IT systems with T4 contract

The Veterans Affairs Department laid out several goals for its ambitious $12 billion "T4" IT acquisitions contract.

VA to open network to popular mobile devices

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to allow employees to use mobile devices on VA networks by Oct. 1, CIO Roger Baker announced.

Bill to speed VA disability claims reintroduced

A House lawmaker last week reintroduced a bill aimed at speeding up the disability claims process at the Veterans Affairs Department.

VA picks vendor for open-source ecosystem

The Veterans Affairs Department has selected a small business as the custodial agent for an open-source ecosystem development program to modernize the VA's VistA electronic health record system.

IT reform push: Six months later

CIOs offer updates on IT reform progress, challenges and priorities as milestone nears.

The VA Acquisition Academy: A model worth building on?

The Veterans Affairs Department sees an opportunity to develop a better acquisition workforce.

A funny thing happened on the way to the CIO office ...

Here are four examples of federal IT leaders using humor to deliver important information in a memorable way.

Devil is in the open-source details

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments have slightly different views about the role of open-source development in their joint electronic health record system, according to the VA's CIO Roger Baker.