LaVerne H. Council, assistant secretary for information and technology and chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, talks to the Women of Washington.
Art Gonzalez, the deputy chief information officer for service, delivery and engineering at the Veterans Affairs Department, announced he will leave his post on March 5.
The Veterans Affairs Department is asking for a 5 percent boost in across-the-board funding next fiscal year. But Congress is questioning whether new VA programs are doing enough to solve an array of tough problems at the department.
Ron Thompson is joining the Veterans Affairs Department after the spending the last almost two years with the Department of Health and Human Services.
By the end of the week, DoD says it will certify to Congress that its health IT system is interoperable with the Department of Veterans Affairs. But the certification is a year later than Congress ordered, and VA has yet to issue its own certification.
LaVerne Council, the Veterans Affairs Department's new CIO, is trying to take on long-standing cybersecurity problems and repair her office's relationship with Capitol Hill.
The Veterans Affairs Department's new chief information officer is pushing projects her office can finish now, in the near-future and distant future. One of those early initiatives is the Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy, which the VA submitted Sept. 28 to Congress.
Stan Lowe, VA’s deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Information Security, becomes the second senior executive to leave this week.
Statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs show a significant decline in malware making its way into the department’s networks over the past two months. VA officials credit the government’s approach to “collective” cybersecurity.