Agency News: Veterans Affairs

VA cancels joint platform contract due to alleged conflict of interest: Report

The Veterans Affairs Department has abruptly canceled a major contract that was hailed as a key development for the joint common health record platform with the Defense Department.

VA CIO sheds light on search for Microsoft alternative

The Veterans Affairs Department is one of several federal agencies looking for alternatives to MS Office, says CIO Roger Baker.

VA Fast Track process rife with gaps for possible fraud, OIG says

A process VA created to handle a flood of incoming disability claims related to Agent Orange has some serious holes, audit finds.

VA performance dashboard failed to protect personal data, OIG says

The Veterans Affairs Department set up a performance dashboard populated with sensitive data and failed to adequately protect it from unauthorized access, according to a new report.

VA could give MS Office the boot

Office is the government's dominant productivity suite, but the Veterans Affairs department would like to find a less expensive alternative.

VA responds to accusations about excessive outsourcing

The VA's dispute with its employees' union continued to heat up as the agency responded to claims that its outsourcing practices are undermining its veteran hiring goals.

VA accused of excessive outsourcing of vets' jobs

The Veterans Affairs Department is continuing to outsource jobs currently or historically held by veterans, according to union.

VA slammed for doing end run around telework policy

Union leader suggests VA's telework policies violate the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

Veteran small-business bill would mandate use of fraud-prevention site

Under new legislation, agencies would have to search the Veterans Affairs Department’s VetBiz database before awarding a contract

Michele Foster

Imagine that: Government can learn a thing or two from industry

VA's Michele Foster believes vendors have a lot to offer, but only if they are given the opportunity to share.

VA mobile devices to be primarily for clinicians, CIO says

Clinicians and benefits specialists need mobile devices more than other employees, says CIO Roger Baker.

VA kicks off acquisition training program for wounded vets

The Veterans Affairs department has launched a new program to train wounded vets for new careers as acquisition specialists.

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