Kurt DelBene

VA EHR sees no outages in 6 months, but employees still give system low marks

The Department of Veterans Affairs says its new Electronic Health Record (EHR) hasn’t seen a total outage in more than six months.

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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 says ‘true independent’ oversight coming to major acquisitions after lawmaker probes

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VA CIO: ‘Historic’ pay raise coming for IT workforce, as Special Salary Rate goes into effect in July

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AP/Charles DharapakFILE - This June 21, 2013, file photo, shows the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington.  In a federal lawsuit filed this week, U.S. Navy veteran from South Carolina says he ended up with “full-blown AIDS,” because government health care workers never informed him of his positive test result in 1995. He says the test was done as part of standard lab tests at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Columbia, South Carolina. A V.A. spokeswoman says the agency typically does not comment on pending litigation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

VA seeks higher IT employee satisfaction as it modernizes veteran service delivery

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3D illustration of the text zero trust over black background with padlock shapes in relief. Concept of network security.

For VA, moving to zero trust is simple concept to understand, but tough to implement

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VA opts into Special Salary Rate for IT workforce, regardless of unclear governmentwide rollout

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Forthcoming national cyber strategy highlights 2023 cybersecurity agenda

But a new national cyber strategy is just the tip of the iceberg for what to expect from federal cybersecurity policy in 2023.

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VA expects new pay model for federal IT workforce will help it fill 1,000 positions

The Veterans Affairs Department is on a hiring spree for IT talent, and recruiting private-sector employees hit by industry-wide layoffs to join its ranks.

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IT modernization

VA CIO DelBene making the cyber gates a little higher, more well-rounded

Kurt DelBene, the assistant secretary for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer at VA, said he is adding more rigor to the process to get systems and application on the network.

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