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House Appropriators Propose $3.9B for VA IT Modernization

Capitol_BuildingHouse lawmakers haved unveiled a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill that includes $3.87 billion to update Department of Veteran Affairs‘ information technology systems, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday.

Molly Bernhart Walker writes that House appropriators on Wednesday released spending legislation that would fund military construction and veterans programs for fiscal 2015.

The bill provides $344 million for update work on the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, according to Walker’s article.

Walker reports this proposed funding supports a VA-Pentagon project to build a standard medical data exchange system.

The VA secretary would also be required to report a VisTA program cost plan, risk management strategies and an interoperability framework.

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