Jim Banks

Military Recruiting Legal Immigrants

Efforts to diversify military target of culture wars

Congressional concerns about affirmative action and recruiting problems for the armed services reveals a fault line in how the military should set policies…

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VA vows to pause EHR rollout at future sites until strategic review is complete

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Third time’s the charm? VA sets new date for initial electronic health record rollout

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VA insists it’s ready for initial EHR deployment at first go-live site in March

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Seth Moulton

Congressional task force looks at long-term strategy for China and Russia

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Why VA is scrapping a successful pilot in favor of Cerner’s scheduling system

Lawmakers are concerned the Department of Veterans Affairs didn’t do its due diligence in making the decision to adopt a new scheduling system from Cerner,…

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Fred DeMarco

Lawmakers, observers denounce moving TSP fund to China-inclusive index in 2020

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board announced in 2017 it would broaden the I fund’s benchmark to include more emerging markets, including China.

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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. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

VA’s plans for maintaining VistA spark cost concerns for new electronic health record

Veterans Affairs says it will spend nearly $5 billion over next 10 years to maintain legacy electronic health record while implementing a separate, multi-billion-dollar system at facilities.

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