The Veterans Benefits Administration announced plans to reset its implementation of portions of the Forever GI Act, but the approach sparked confusion from some lawmakers.
The VBA missed a deadline to implement a new benefit system in August, and now that it looks like the agency won’t be ready for the spring semester either, lawmakers wanted to know why.
Health care delivery issues often get the most attention at the Veterans Affairs Department. But the Veterans Benefits Administration actually spends more dollars than the health side.
Preparations for a new appeals process at the Veterans Benefits Administration are two-thirds of the way complete, but IT upgrades have fallen behind.
The Interior Department’s IG reported two of the nation’s largest hydropower dams are at risk from insider threats.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program and the Cloud Security Alliance announce the creation of FedSTAR to offer mutual recognition between the two security programs.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it’s also eliminated 235 expired directives and 85 percent of outdated manuals in effort to cut red tape.
Every career federal employee has wondered how the political appointees manage to manage.
Prof. Martha Joynt Kuman compares today’s ceremony with previous inaugurations. Paul Lawrence of Ernst and Young discusses how the president’s cabinet may change in Obama’s second term. Staff writer Kevin Baron of Foreign Policy Magazine discusses the limitations of the inspector general. Senior Airman Daniel Burkhardt talks about an app he helped to develop to help people navigate today’s inauguration. Col. Gina Humble talks about the role the military will play in today’s ceremonies.
Paul Lawrence, a principal at Ernst and Young, interviewed two dozen political appointees. Across the board, his subjects said they were impressed by the high caliber of the civil servants they worked with.