Technology aids the workforce, but the government's IT security personnel need investments in training and development opportunities to truly thrive.
Follow-up questions on VA's conference costs include a basic one: Just how much did VA spend?
VA comes under congressional, IG scrutiny for possible spending abuses connected to training conferences.
Watchdog group says Office of Government Ethics missed clear warning signs of risks of abuse and waste in GSA, suggesting that some changes may be needed in the government's structure for ethics oversight.
The Obama administration and a House committee are fighting over workforce development fund.
A pilot program will help defense officials build up their workforce's skills to protect and defend.
Unintended side effects of efforts to rein in careless spending could affect other administration priorities.
GSA officials seek new ways to deliver information without travel, hotels.
The VA Acquisition Academy's Lisa Doyle created the Warriors to Workforce program to train wounded veterans to become acquisition professionals.
Several senators are advocating for reforms to agencies' annual spending on conferences, including proving that the conference advanced the ageny's mission.