Agency News: Veterans Affairs

OMB ups the ante on improper payments

Agencies are asked to plan ahead to implement "Do Not Pay" tool into existing operations.

White House discloses administrative costs for innovation contests

A progress report on innovation challenges released by the White House indicates that some federal agencies are paying for contractor assistance in administering the challenges.

FISMA noncompliance leaves VA vulnerable

Audit finds Veterans Affairs Department has made strides, but is still not meeting FISMA directives with its information security program.

VA cancels component of Microsoft licensing agreement

VA CIO Roger Baker pulled the plug on a deal in which the agency pays annual fees to get discounted upgrades.

Agencies test user ideas for mobile tech

IT executives at two agencies turned to their employees for ideas of smart uses of mobile technologies.

Forget mobile-device strategy: Here's a better way.

As federal managers struggle to get a handle on mobile devices, speakers at a FOSE panel offer another approach.

Agencies get a boost from agile development

Government and industry execs discuss successful acquisition strategies in wake of shrinking budgets.

VA looking for mobile apps in innovation contest

The Veterans Affairs Department announced a new round of industry competition to develop applications and solutions for the department.

W. Scott Gould

VA's Gould puts systems into service for vets

VA's deputy secretary keeps the department's IT experts focused on improving medical care for veterans.

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