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VA hires IT systems integrator to meet new Forever GI bill implementation deadline

The Department of Veterans Affairs said it has the right leadership and contractors in place this time to resolve the department’s longstanding IT issues…

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Reoccurring management challenges at the heart of VA’s recent GI bill confusion, agency admits

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More concern over VA accountability act, as VBA flip-flops on performance guidance

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Bipartisan bill calls for giving ‘non-critical sensitive’ defense workers due process

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VA says hiring freeze is over — except for thousands of headquarters jobs

In the aftermath of the federal hiring freeze, the Veterans Affairs Department says hiring managers are free to fill most positions. But there are still…

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Claims backlog is up, but National Work Queue slowly finding its footing, VA says

The Veterans Benefits Administration sees progress with the National Work Queue, the automatic workload system that assigns a veteran’s claim to the regional…

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John Kamensky: VBA makes headway on claims backlog

The National Academy of Public Administration released a detailed study that showed the Veterans Benefits Administration has improved disability claims backlogs, but that’s only the beginning. John Kamensky, chairman of the academy’s VBA panel, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

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