Agency News: Veterans Affairs


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.

VA offers grave-locator service to mobile devices

The VA has expanded its nationwide grave locator service so the service is available on smart phones.

VA completes first phase of daunting health records program, CIO says

Roger Baker is also restarting some halted programs and attacking processing backlog

IG hits VA's use of life cycle management for IT

The Veterans Affairs Department has not been applying its life cycle management principles to all of its large IT investments, according to a new IG report.

VA could repeat mistakes in IT program, IG says

The VA's program to develop a financial and logistics system has the same problems as a previous effort, according to a new report from the department's inspector general's office.

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VA says it has new system to prevent IT mismanagement

In response to criticism from its inspector general's office, the department said it has set up a new oversight system to improve its IT management.

IG faults VA for mismanagement of IT project

The failure of the VA's RSA project is due more to systemic IT management problems than to contracting issues, according to a new report from the IG's office.

VA blames coding error for fatal disease scare

The VA now blames computer coding error for wrongly informing about 620 veterans that they have the fatal Lou Gehrig's disease.