Agency News: Veterans Affairs

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.

VA IT budget to get a boost in House spending bill

The Veterans Affairs Department's information technology budget gets a hefty raise next year under a proposal released by the House Appropriations Committee.

Federal agency CIOs squeeze savings from IT spending

CIO shares successful savings strategies.

Lisa Doyle

Warriors to Workforce program gives vets a second chance

The VA Acquisition Academy's Lisa Doyle created the Warriors to Workforce program to train wounded veterans to become acquisition professionals.

VA resumes reverse auctions, but questions linger

Updated guidelines on reverse auctions require contracting officers to show how they benefit the agency's bottom line.

VA takes next steps on digital health record system

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a new contract for development of a joint platform for an electronic health record system with the Defense Department.

VA official explains decision to halt reverse auctions

Jan Frye says reverse auctions seem to have allowed contracting officers to take a lax approach to their work.

Technology speeds VA effort to cut claims backlog

A Veterans Benefits Administration official testified to a House committee that the agency is on the right track toward meetings its goal of eliminating the claims backlog.

VA pushes relationship repair with industry suppliers

The Veterans Affairs Department is leading the charge to improve procurement through better communication with industry.

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