Richard Thomas

  • Cyber spoofing attack hits Labor, Transportation Departments

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the cybersecurity firm Anomali Labs says it’s found a malicious server hosting two separate phishing campaigns targeting government contractors looking to do business with the Labor and Transportation departments.

  • DoD needs to use a scalpel if it cuts medical force, medical corps educator says

    DoD needs to be careful if it decides to cut 17,000 medical jobs.

  • Lauren Larson, Coordinating Producer, Federal News Radio

    Defense officials hope a new era in military medicine has arrived. The centerpiece is the seven-month-old Defense Health Agency. It replaced TRICARE Management Activity as part of efforts to streamline the delivery of medical services. Maj. Gen. Richard Thomas is the Chief Medical Officer and director of DHA’s Operations Command. As part of Federal News Radio’s Agency of the Month, he tells Coordinating Producer Lauren Larson how the agency is streamlining delivery and cutting healthcare costs.

  • New era in military medicine takes hold

    “For the first time, you have an operational level organization that can directly interface with all the services — get their input, organize themselves, really solicit and collaborate with the services — so we can build a better military health system,” Major General Richard Thomas, chief medical officer and director of DHA Healthcare Operations, told Federal News Radio.

  • VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

    DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.