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VA, DOE Collaborate on Big Data Analysis for Veteran Healthcare

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Energy have partnered to analyze big data from the VA and other federal sources as they optimize healthcare for veterans and other citizens. The VA-DOE Big Data Science Initiative will explore digital health and genomic data to support the development of treatments and preventive strategies in areas such as suicide prevention, cancer …

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VA Adds Veteran Health, Benefits Agencies as Exemptions in Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled additional exemptions to the moratorium on federal hiring efforts following a previous move to lift restrictions for some professional fields in January. VA said Wednesday its latest guideline exempts medical and nonmedical positions, the Veterans Health Administration’s medical facilities and the Veterans Benefits Administration’s regional and field offices …

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Report: Army Plans Military Transition Assistance Center in San Antonio, Texas

The U.S. Army wants to establish a facility in San Antonio, Texas, that will offer housing, healthcare and employment assistance to military veterans as they transition back into civilian life, Fox San Antonio reported Wednesday. Emily Baucum writes the service branch aims to open the military transition support center near Fort Sam Houston next year. Kevin Wolff, Bexar …

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Senate Approves VA Choice Program Extension Bill

The Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would permit the Department of Veterans Affairs to use funds appropriated for the Veterans Choice Program after the initiative expires on Aug. 7. Sen. John McCain’s (R-Arizona) office said Monday the Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act would allow VA to fully consume $950 million …

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Navy Rolls Out Enterprise-Wide Healthcare Resource App

The U.S. Navy‘s medical organization has released a mobile application designed to offer  sailors, marines and their families information about the locations of military treatment facilities and available healthcare services. The app is designed to also help users access Defense Department hotlines, the RelayHealth patient-doctor communications service and links to Navy Medicine’s social media and health resources, …

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VA Exempts Contracting, Healthcare Positions from Trump’s Federal Hiring Freeze

The Department of Veterans Affairs has exempted contracting, construction and project management professionals from the federal hiring freeze as VA starts construction projects and leases at over 20 medical centers and health facilities, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Nicole Ogrysko writes President Donald Trump issued a Jan. 23 memo that would …

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