Agency News: Veterans Affairs

How VA missed $213M in overpayments

The Veterans Affairs Department did an incomplete job of tallying its overpayments in 2010 because it did not fully follow White House guidance, according to VA's Office of Inspector General.

VA policy seeks to increase use of social media

The Veterans Affairs Department has issued a policy statement encouraging social media use and laying out the rules.

VA adds tablets to contracting vehicle

The Veterans Affairs Department has added amendments to an upcoming major procurement vehicle to specify several types of tablets and light laptop computers it may want to buy.

VA continues to pay ineligible contractors, audit finds

Serious deficiencies in contracting at the Veterans Affairs Department are allowing ineligible contractors to work and get paid, audits find.

VA to allow clinicians to access cloud applications

The VA is preparing to allow clinicians at VA medical facilities to access some commercial cloud applications.

VHA flunks medical school contract management, IG says

The Veterans Health Administration has problems with implementing a 2006 directive to improve its contracting with affiliated medical schools and teaching hospitals, according to a new report.

VA gets ready for iPhones and iPads

Roger Baker, CIO of the Veterans Affairs Department, said the department is getting ready to open wired and wireless networks to iPads and iPhones by Oct. 1.

Senate gives VA full IT budget; House offers less

The House and Senate disagree on VA's IT budget for fiscal 2012.

VA hopes to transform IT systems with T4 contract

The Veterans Affairs Department laid out several goals for its ambitious $12 billion "T4" IT acquisitions contract.

VA to open network to popular mobile devices

The Veterans Affairs Department plans to allow employees to use mobile devices on VA networks by Oct. 1, CIO Roger Baker announced.

Bill to speed VA disability claims reintroduced

A House lawmaker last week reintroduced a bill aimed at speeding up the disability claims process at the Veterans Affairs Department.

VA picks vendor for open-source ecosystem

The Veterans Affairs Department has selected a small business as the custodial agent for an open-source ecosystem development program to modernize the VA's VistA electronic health record system.

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