In today’s Federal Newscast, the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs signed an official joint statement, containing provisions to hold both agencies accountable during the project.
The Joint Tactical Networking Center is using open systems to create the next generation of tactical radio systems and be interoperable across the military services.
John Snoderly, learning director of engineering at the Defense Acquisition University in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, explained why open systems are critical to weapons system interoperability.
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.
Booz Allen’s Trey Obering, Scott Welles and Bill Nichols join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss plans to modernize DoD’s Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) capabilities. February 13, 2018
Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) is advocating for an audit of the VA it’s important to make sure money and resources are being applied in the most effective manner.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave a progress report on a wide range of initiatives. He told the Senate VA Committee that the department is still making “incremental change” on hiring, appeals modernization, accountability and a new electronic health record.
The Veterans Affairs Department has a few more details about its 10-year contract with Cerner Corporation with a new, interoperable electronic health record with the Defense Department.
The Veterans Affairs Department indicated more key announcements are coming soon about the next steps for its major electronic health record project.
The Veterans Affairs Department faces many challenges with its decision to abandon the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) and adopt a commercial, off-the-shelf electronic health record. But with a high dollar amount and big stakes comes as even larger culture change, federal IT experts said.