Not one but two bills would add vim and vigor to the Whistleblower Protection Act as it applies to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general said the agency initially underestimated the costs of physical infrastructure upgrades needed to support its new electronic health record.
Nothing has quite jelled enough to be headed to the president's desk for signing, but many bills concerning federal agencies and their operations are simmering in Congress.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' top cybersecurity official told Congress Thursday that audits by VA, DHS and an outside firm have shown no indications the Solarwinds vulnerability was ever used for malicious activity on the department's networks.
At least two unions have been bargaining for four years. And, it turns out, in bad faith.
The National Archives and Records Administration's National Personnel Records Center has a backlog of more than 500,000 requests and 400,000 records that need refiling. The agency estimates it will take two years to resolve the backlog without extra help.
The House is considering new legislation in effort to reform VA's beleaguered Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection, while the Senate is hopeful new political leadership might "right the ship."
The Director of Health Care issues at the Government Accountability Office Sharon Silas discusses what the watchdog agency found.
The prevention of veteran suicides has been an ongoing and high priority for the Veterans Affairs Department. Efforts go far beyond hotlines.
The Veterans Benefits Administration said it can recover its disability claims backlog relatively quickly, but Congress is concerned the agency is relying on contractors to get the bulk of the work done.
The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is in the midst of a region-by-region look at how well its facilities perform their mission. No surprise, the COVID pandemic is a big part of the look-see.
A former nursing assistant has been sentenced to seven consecutive terms of life in prison for injecting seven elderly veterans with fatal doses of insulin.
When the pandemic hit the United States, the VA famously switched to mostly virtual visits for primary health care. But telehealth did have some issues.
Employees worry recent initiatives designed to raise the profile of diversity and inclusion within the Department of Veterans Affairs won't trickle down to local facilities and mid-management.