This edition provides a glimpse into the many different missions and programs of the U.S. federal government.
What are the strategic priorities for the Defense Health Agency’s Component Acquisition Executive? How is DHA changing the way it acquires products and services? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions with Dr. Barclay P. Butler, Component Acquisition Executive at the Defense Health Agency.
The agencies soon will issue solicitations that will take them one step closer to deploying integrated electronic health records for service members, veterans and their families. The departments have been working on the project for years but have only recently begun to demonstrate tangible progress.
DoD and VA have both committed to moving from their legacy electronic health record systems to a joint, integrated system by 2017. But there are challenges: an aggressive timeline and an acquisition culture that’s not been suited to agility in the past.
Barclay Butler of the Defense and VA departments’ interagency office discusses the electronic health records system. Don Kettl, dean the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy talks about a proposed audit of the Federal Reserve. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) introduced a bill to make the Senior Executive Service more attractive. Deputy Chief Mike Downing of the Los Angeles Police Department’s counterterrorism and special operations unit discusses a new report by The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.
Karen Guice, the acting CIO for the Military Health System, said her office is working the Veterans Affairs Department to ensure the transition to the new electronic health record from legacy systems is as seamless as possible. She said DoD and VA are working on a data taxonomy. April 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 14, 2012)