Only 30% of military personnel transitioning to civilian life start the mandatory transition assistance program on time, a concern for senators who agreed on the importance of the program to help veterans and those transitioning to civilian life.
Since the Supreme Court's ruling paved the way for states to ban abortion, confusion among the medical community in certain states is at an all-time high as to the treatments they are able to provide. The same goes for the Veterans Health Administration. The Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General recently conducted a review of its reproductive care for female veterans. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke with Julie Kroviak, Principal Deputy Assistant Inspector General for the Office of Healthcare Inspections at VA OIG.
Women veterans, who were wounded or injured, are more likely, compared to men, to have post traumatic stress disorder and to die by suicide. That is according to the Wounded Warrior Project, which surveyed 18,000 male and female veterans. For more on the survey, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin spoke with Tracy Farrell, VP of the Project.
The Veterans Health Administration far exceeded its hiring goals for fiscal 2023, and is retaining health care workers at levels it hasn’t seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is sharing more of its data with non-VA medical providers — and vice versa — to improve health care for veterans wherever they seek help.
Veterans may not be the only ones suffering heat-related illnesses (HRI) from rising temps around the nation, but the Veterans Affairs Department nonetheless wants to make sure it addresses the increasing number of HRI cases its seeing at its facilities. Federal Drive Executive Producer Eric White spoke to Thomas Osborne, the director of VA's National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation.
A new contract awarded to Discseel® Technologies by the Veterans Affairs Department, tasks the company with training physicians to perform a new, non-surgical spine procedure - to all Department of Defense and V.A. hospitals in the United States and overseas. For more on what is called the Discseel procedure, Federal Drive Executive Producer spoke to its creator, Dr. Kevin Pauza, who is also Chief Medical Adviser and Director of Discseel® Technologies.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Postal Regulatory Commission remains at full strength as it implements its 10-year reform plan. The Department of Homeland Security plans to develop a special hiring system for cybersecurity positions. And OPM has extended the effort to encourage the hiring of military spouses.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top IT officials say warning bells didn’t sound when its website experienced problems, leading to a delayed response to address the issue.
Top lawmakers on the Senate and House VA committees are demanding stronger guardrails on bonuses, after the Department of Veterans Affairs said it recently made more awards to career executives than intended.
As we consider the potential impact of a government shutdown on our veterans, it is imperative that we prioritize bipartisan solutions to prevent such disruptions.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing for a potential government shutdown — drawing up a list of which VA employees would be furloughed during a lapse in appropriations, and which employees would remain on the job.
September is suicide prevention month, with lots of prevention information coming out of places like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A year in, the federally-backed 988 suicide prevention line has received millions of calls. But now we take a moment to celebrate how service dogs can help with the persistent problem of veteran suicide. For details, Federal Drive Host Tom Temin talked with Cole Lyle, the Executive Director of the Veterans Advocate group called, "Mission Role Call."
The National Artificial Intelligence Institute is developing an approach to bring uniformity across the Veterans Health Administration and its various regions and medical centers.