Jerry Moran

IT modernization

Senate committee calls on VA, DOJ to improve accessibility to federal technology

The Senate Special Committee on Aging calls on VA and DOJ to improve federal technology accessibility to individuals and veterans with disabilities.

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Congress fears VA is ‘moving on’ amid persistent EHR challenges, low employee morale at initial go-live site

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Bipartisan group of senators ask VA to rank and prioritize unfunded IT projects

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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Robert Wilkie, Richard Stone

VA doesn’t have the personal protective equipment it needs to handle second pandemic wave

The Department of Veterans Affairs said it needs a six-month supply of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to adequately handle a…

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Kiyoshi TannoWashington DC/USA Mar 25 2019/Signboard of United States Department of Veterans Affairs(VA).The VA stands in front of Lafayette Square Park in the north of the White House.

VA projects high levels of employee absenteeism as coronavirus response ramps up

At least 40% of employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs could be absent at any one time during a severe coronavirus outbreak, the agency estimated….

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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill to eliminate pay cap for VA’s top healthcare workers passes Senate

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Health Care Act will correct an unintended consequence from a 2010 bill that was supposed to help Veterans Affairs Department fill Senior Executive Service positions.

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