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Does the VA Need a New Mission Statement?

By on November 27, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Does the VA Need a New Mission Statement?

Should the VA’s mission statement be changed to be more gender neutral? Some in Congress think so and have introduced legislation to change it.

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Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records

on November 21, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Apple Inc. is in discussions with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide portable electronic health records to military veterans, a partnership that would simplify patients’ hospital visits and allow the technology giant to tap millions of new customers, according to people familiar with the effort.

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Trump to Nominate Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as Permanent Chief

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Andrew Wheeler will be nominated to permanently lead the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump said Friday. Wheeler has served as the agency's acting head since his predecessor, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, resigned in July.

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Marshals Service Spending Millions for Unusual Security Arrangement

on November 16, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Armed security detail being provided to Education Department Secretary Betsy DeVos by the U.S. Marshals Service could cost taxpayers as much as $19.8 million through September 2019 in what is considered an atypical security arrangement for a cabinet secretary.

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VA Official Reassigned After House Hearing Over Delayed GI Bill Benefits

on November 15, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Computer problems at VA have caused GI Bill benefit payments covering education and housing to be delayed for months or never be delivered.

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Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses

By on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Postal Service Now Going on 12 Years of Losses

The Postal Service has suffered 12 straight years of net losses with the announcement of its FY 2018 financial results.

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3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

By on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
3 Years After Data Breaches, OPM Still Has Security Deficiencies

Over 3 years after the data breaches were reported at OPM, the agency still has not made a number of recommended security improvements.

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VA Launches Revamped Website

By on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Launches Revamped Website

The VA launched a new website this week as part of the agency’s digital modernization effort that it says puts a focus on customer support.

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Feds Find ‘Blatant Disregard’ For Veteran Safety at VA Nursing Home

on November 14, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Nursing home staff members asleep on their shifts became the focal point of a new internal report about the quality of patient care at one of the VA's lowest ranked nursing homes in the country.

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New Director Promises to Fix Washington DC VA Medical Center

on November 13, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The new full-time director of the troubled Washington DC VA Medical Center promises fixes and improvements in performance. VA’s internal ratings system lists the DC VA Medical Center as among the worst performing in the nation, officially labelling it “high risk, low performing.”

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