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Bob McDonald Expects Next VA Secretary to Build on His Work

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Bob McDonald, outgoing secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said he expects the next VA chief to build on his current work at the department, Military Times reported Monday.

Leo Shane III writes President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to revamp the way VA operates in an effort to make the department behave more like a private business under his administration.

McDonald said he believes the VA has many improvements over the last two years in terms of new strategies, processes and evaluation systems to measure outcomes, according to the report.

“This transformation has probably gone farther and faster than any I’ve been involved in, but also it’s not yet far enough,” McDonald was quoted as saying.

McDonald, formerly CEO of Procter & Gamble, said he hopes for the next administration to consider the work done to address the 2014 medical wait times issue as a blueprint for operations, Shane reports.

McDonald also said he has started to work with Trump’s transition team and told current VA officials to continue the 2017 goals for the MyVA plans, Military Times reports.

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