Agency News: Veterans Affairs


Open government officials to testify before Senate panel

A Senate task force plans to examine how technology can help measure how government agencies perform.

VA plans pilot projects for Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record initiative

The Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are seeking vendors for a series of pilot projects in anticipation of the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program.

IG concludes that VistA outage compromised vets' health care

The inspector general's office has issued a new report criticizing VA for not following through on indications that VistA outages might be affecting patient care.

VA plans wide-ranging IT services contract

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to compete an extensive, multiple-award information technology services contract that would meet the department's software, hardware and engineering needs.

VA, Kaiser to exchange digital patient data

The Veterans Affairs Department and health care provider Kaiser Permanente are collaborating to share patient medical data electronically, starting in December.

Fake firms rip off SBA set-aside program for $100M

Agencies that award contracts to service-disabled veterans don’t check on whether a company is eligible for the special set-aside and millions are lost, GAO official says.

IT security for medical devices a problem, officials say

Medical devices on the VA's networks make it difficult to ensure data security, two senior officials told a federal health IT panel.

VA wants to share aging health IT system

VA CIO Roger Baker has asked IAC for help in formulating ideas to spread the department's health information technology system more broadly into the private sector

Craigslist founder to work with VA

Craigslist founder will help judge ideas on how to improve the way disability claims are processed for veterans.

VA data process needs improvement, IG says

The VA should improve its process to find some missing and bad data, according to a new report.

VA halts 15 technology projects

Of 45 Veterans Affairs projects halted in July, 15 have been suspended or had funding cuts.

VA and industry join to develop health record strategy

The VA's CIO has asked an industry group to advise the department on whether to deploy the VistA digital health record system more broadly to private hospitals and providers.