VA IT

VA sees sharp uptick in cyberattacks

The top tech official at Veterans Affairs said the department risks being "overwhelmed" if the number of attacks continues to increase.

Pentagon official: DoD-VA info sharing improving, but work remains

Real time data transactions between the VA and Pentagon are growing, and have expanded to include the Veterans Benefits Administration.

Warren: VISTA is here to stay

The pending move by DoD to a system based on a commercial health record system won't alter the data sharing relationship with VA, says the acting CIO.

VA misused $92.5 million on software, IG says

Money was used from non-IT accounts to pay for the Health Care Claims Processing System.

Cyber gets a boost in VA budget request

The department is seeking an increase in information security spending from $156 million in 2015 to $180.3 million for 2016.

Unsecured webpage put 7,000 vets at risk for years

The website flaw has been fixed, but the VA is planning further investigation of possible exfiltration of data from its network.

Marina Martin: Building a new digital service at VA

In an interview with FCW, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief technology officer talks about overhauling the digital experience for VA customers.

VA reports improvements, unfinished work on information security

VA's top IT official tells Congress that the legacy of a decentralized management structure still lingers, as the agency tries to promulgate security standards.

VA misses targets for fixing IT security risks

VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.

Gibson: VA pursuing schedule fix on multiple tracks

The VA hopes to have a quick patch for scheduling software in place as it pursues a new system.

Hate 'the' VA, love 'my' VA

The perception gap between the big bad VA and many veterans' personal experiences reflects a broader trend in judging institutions vs. individuals.

VA is acquiring new scheduling IT, says CIO

An acquisition is in the works to replace VA’s troubled scheduling software with a commercial system.

How VA's $36 million move to the cloud evaporated

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT shop scuttled a long-planned cloud deal because of worries about email retention and security concerns.

House seeks details on VA's health record push

Three-fourths of agency's IT funding would be contingent on Congress getting a granular explanation of the plan for VistA.

IBM gears up for Pentagon health push

With a major electronic health records procurement looming, IBM is growing its federal health IT footprint.

Justice IG finds fault with encryption practices

An audit ripped the U.S. Attorneys’ office for failing to secure laptops and tablets holding sensitive information.

Will more money for VA fix the IT 'deficiencies'?

Fiscal 2015 budget request would boost funding for IT security, but legislators have their doubts.