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VA launches strategic review, considers schedule changes amid concerns with new EHR

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said the department will launch a strategic review of the electronic health records modernization program, following…

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VA data breach also hit 17,000 community care providers, senators say

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VA’s pandemic hiring spree continues, but Congress wishes reforms could have taken place years ago

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Wilkie says firing of VA deputy secretary was a ‘simple business decision’

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Wednesday defended the firing of his deputy secretary, describing the removal as a “simple business decision.”

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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2017, file photo, a crew with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) battles a brushfire on the hillside in Burbank, Calif. California regulators on Tuesday. Dec.31, 2019 said that they have streamlined the state's permit process to make it faster to approve tree-thinning projects designed to slow massive wildfires that have devastated communities in recent years. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, file)

Interior touts success with forest fire prevention measures

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Interior Department cleared brush and dead trees on double the amount called for in a 2018 presidential executive order.

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Johnny Isakson

Georgia GOP Sen. Isakson to retire over health issues

Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia says he’ll retire at the end of 2019, citing what he calls ‘health challenges.’

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