Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs has a staffing model, but does the department use it

VA has a model for staffing. But the VA Office of Inspector General finds the model somehow fails to translate into a clear picture of staffing requirements.

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(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, Navy veteran Ronnie Jackson, of Blakeslee, Pa., receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Fran McLean at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. Advocates say it’s also a time to take stock of the veteran lives lost to the coronavirus and to recommit to vaccinating those who remain reluctant. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

Vaccination rates vary inside VA as mandate expands to broader federal workforce

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VA Home Loan Program expands to help vets facing pandemic foreclosure

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White House pitches billions in supplemental funding for upcoming continuing resolution

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(Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)FILE - In this March 20, 2021, file photo, Navy veteran Ronnie Jackson, of Blakeslee, Pa., receives a COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Fran McLean at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in Plains Township, Pa. After more than a year of isolation, American veterans are embracing plans for a more traditional Memorial Day. Advocates say it’s also a time to take stock of the veteran lives lost to the coronavirus and to recommit to vaccinating those who remain reluctant. (Sean McKeag/The Citizens' Voice via AP)

VHA employee vaccinations on the rise amid surge in COVID cases, deaths

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden watch as a carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif., during a casualty return Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Nikoui died in an attack at Afghanistan's Kabul airport, along with 12 other U.S. service members. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Afghanistan situation has turned up the burner on an already boiling Congress

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(Partnership for Public Service photo)Service to America Medals, Sammies

How one Veterans Affairs employee’s ingenuity took a big bite out of VA’s appeals backlog

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(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Chemotherapy drugs are administered to a patient at North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. According to new studies released at a June 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology conference, drugs are scoring big gains against some of the most common cancers, setting new standards of care for many prostate, breast and lung tumors. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

How Veterans Affairs is helping to lead the way on prostate cancer research

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What about those seven departments who remain lax in cybersecurity controls?

For analysis,  Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with senior fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University Will Rinehart.

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

New court rulings raise bar for evidence needed to fire VA employees

Two key court rulings find VA employees need to be treated the same as other federal workers when it comes to discipline and firing.

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DeltekDeniece Peterson, senior director of research at GovWin's Deltek

Breaking down the $118B, ‘healthy’, federal IT marketplace

By any measure, the federal market for information technology is enormous — close to 8% of the discretionary budget.

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