New Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie addressed Congress for the first time since his confirmation about 60 days ago.
The president’s nominees for the Veterans Affairs Department’s chief information officer and accountability and whistleblower protection director promised they would spark a long-awaited culture change at the agency.
New House Veterans Affairs Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) offered a preview of his oversight plans for VA’s electronic health record initiative.
An experienced government hand takes over Veterans Affairs and its raft of troubles.
Justification documents published by the Pentagon Tuesday increase the ceiling value of the MHS Genesis contract to $5.5 billion.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it will begin deployment of a new electronic health record at three sites in the Pacific Northwest in October, and the system will be implemented at those sites by March 2020.
The Senate Appropriations Committee cleared a bill to give federal civilian employees a 1.9 percent pay raise in 2019.
The Pentagon says it’s seen progress since the department’s independent testing office found the military’s electronic health record system is not “operationally suitable.”
Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie described the development as one of the biggest IT contracts in federal government.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee also signed off on a clear oversight process for VA’s electronic health record modernization project, plus several other pieces of new legislation.