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Department says 99 percent of laptops now are encrypted. Of the 21 laptops reported stolen or missing in the last two months, all were secured with security software.
GAO highlights a need for tighter controls to fix the contracting program.
New mobile application helps military personnel and veterans undergoing post-traumatic stress disorder treatment to relieve stress and work through traumatic memories.
The Veterans Affairs Department will award a $5 billion IT hardware contract in the next two months. GSA will release a request for information for cybersecurity tools in the coming days. Both are examples of a healthy and busy fourth quarter for acquisition.
The secretaries of the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs testified about how the two agencies are collaborating to make it easier for military members to return to civilian life. Members of the Armed Services and Veterans Affairs House committees questioned them about various programs designed to help the process.
President Barack Obama issued a memorandum Thursday calling on agencies to comply with protections laid out in The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 when hiring returning veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has made strides toward increasing the number of disability claims it can process every year. But new claims from veterans are growing even faster than ever. House legislators are frustrated by the VA’s lack of progress over the years.
Veterans Affairs would have to contact victims of data breaches within 10 days under a bill approved by a House subcommittee.
Veteran Affairs’ CIO Roger Baker pointed to concerns over cybersecurity as the reason why he’s wary about agencies adopting bring-your-own-device initiatives.
The White House has declared the Department of Veterans Affairs off-limits to “sequestration” budget cuts, and that means other nondefense agencies may have to bear an additional $4.6 billion in reductions next year.
The American Federation of Government Employees has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the case of a VA doctor who believes she was unfairly targeted by superiors due to her critical Senate testimony.
The inspector general’s office at the Department of Veterans Affairs said it found more than $15,000 security holes at the agency, all dealing with FISMA compliance issues.
A new bill for saving energy and money for your agency. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) explains it.