LaVerne Council


Education pushes back, OPM opens up during FITARA hearing

A panel of former federal technology executives offered the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations suggestions for improving…

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CIO reporting, working capital funds remain outliers in agency IT modernization progress

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VA says it’s met congressional mandate to make its health records interoperable with DoD

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VA patient scheduling pilot rolling out in April

The Department of Veterans Affairs is rolling out a scheduling pilot program to make it easier for veterans to get access to medical care. The pilot was…

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VA may abandon VistA as its long-term electronic health record solution

VA has paused development on “VistA Evolution,” the program it’s been using for the last several years to modernize its existing electronic health records…

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VA sets goal of eliminating cyber material weaknesses by 2017

LaVerne Council, the assistant secretary of the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer at VA, said the new enterprise cybersecurity team has a strategy to fix all 30 material weaknesses highlighted annually for much of the last 17 years by auditors.

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