Agency News: Veterans Affairs


Should VA's company database go governmentwide?

VA has a database of verified companies owned by veterans. Other agencies could take advantage of that resource, GAO says.

10 ways to make agile development work for you

GAO has identified 32 best practices for agencies to implement and manage agile software development. We showcase 10 of the best and point you to the rest.

Romney promises VA revamp

The presumptive Republican nominee for president has made reform of the Department of Veterans Affairs part of his campaign.

VA fails to communicate clearly; who gets a better grade?

A new report finds few agencies have made progress in meeting the requirements of the 2010 Plain Writing Act.

IT workarounds complicate DOD and VA health center effort

The DOD and VA are having difficulty meeting IT goals in a joint healthcare facility.

VA employees to protest position downgrades

VA employees said they've been targeted by unfounded position downgrades and now plan to vent their grievances in upcoming rally.

VA failed to set aside work for vets, GAO finds

A bid protest charged that VA officials didn’t comply with the law and regulations when awarding an emergency notification services contract.

VA may have bent the rules for iPads, iPhones

The Veterans Affairs Department approved iPhones and iPads for its network last year while partially avoiding a particular FISMA requirement, according to a new audit.

VA DOD joint record to be deployed from 2014 to 2017

Even after the Veterans Affairs-Defense new joint integrated health record system begins rolling out in 2014, many functionalities will still need to be migrated to the new system, according to a senior VA official.

VA and DOD pick common medical vocabulary for electronic records

THe Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are adopting a common vocabulary and structured data system for medical terms for their upcoming joint digital record system.

VA official leaves amid scandal

Inspector general report uncovers rash of contract problems at Veterans Affairs Department.

Head of VA Acquisition Academy to step down

Lisa Doyle plans a big career change after more than 20 years in federal acquisition.