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VA Says It Won’t Reimburse Underpaid GI Bill Benefits Recipients

on November 29, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Student veterans reported they weren't getting benefits payments on time or there were errors which the VA blamed on computer problems. The agency also said it doesn't plan to reimburse those who were underpaid.

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Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

By on November 28, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Would Shield Veterans from VA Overpayment Errors

Recently introduced legislation would prevent collection of overpayment debt from veterans resulting from errors made by the VA in paying benefits.

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60 Million People May Have Had Their Data Exposed by the U.S. Postal Service

on November 28, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The Postal Service confirmed a long-lived security flaw on its website potentially exposed the data of 60 million users over the course of 2017 and 2018.

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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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