Agency News: Veterans Affairs

The new CTOs: entrepreneurs in residence

The need to keep up with the fast pace of new technology is prompting many agencies to assign chief technology officers as dedicated lookouts for online opportunities.

VA patient scheduling app still not ready for prime time

The Veterans Affairs Department's second attempt to build an outpatient scheduling system may not get off the ground unless significant management deficiencies are corrected, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Army cites improper contracting in Arlington Cemetery scandal

The cemetery had no acquisition strategy, no integrated IT system and series of IT regulatory violations, the Army said.

Bright ideas abounded during VA innovation contest

The Veterans Affairs Department's recent innovation contest attracted a high percentage of employees, says CTO Peter Levin.

VA offers $80M in industry contest

The Veterans Affairs Department announced the third round of innovation competitions, this time with $80 million available for contracts to the winners.

Industry team to monitor some VA IT programs

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a contract worth up to $115 million to HPTi and its team members to evaluate information technology programs.

VA's Frye sees flexibility in the Federal Acquisition Regulation

Although many people in the acquisition community view the Federal Acquisition Regulation as a confining regulatory book, VA Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics Jan Frye takes a different approach.

VA said to fall behind on verifying veteran-owned businesses

Through April, the VA had verified only 14 percent of companies in, a database of companies able to get set-aside contracts.

VA sets the telehealth table

VA's quiet leadership in telehealth is about to gain a much broader audience as policy-makers look to the technology as a possible means of reducing costs and improving access to care.

VA publishes draft solicitation for upcoming 'T4' IT acquisition

The Veterans Affairs Department is preparing to request bids on its $12 billion Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology IT services acquisition in June.

NASA, VA open-source plans spark debate

NASA and the Veterans Affairs Department drew criticism after announcing their latest plans for open-source software.

FCC, FDA, HHS also working on telehealth

The Veterans Affairs Department operates the largest telehealth program in the world, but other federal agencies are involved with the technology and supporting policies.