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VA Presents Draft Proposal for Replacement of Veteran Care Access Rules

The Department of Veterans Affairs has presented a draft proposal to the House and Senate veterans affairs committees of a potential legislation that seeks to build on veterans’ access to healthcare services. VA said Monday the proposed Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences Act is meant to replace the current “30-day/40-mile” rule under the …

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Report: VA Inches Closer to Cerner EHR Devt Contract Award

The Department of Veterans Affairs expects to award Cerner a contract to build a new electronic health record system for VA as early as this month, Federal News Radio reported Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at a hearing Wednesday that the department issued to Congress a 30-day notice …

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Report: Scott Blackburn Named Interim VA CIO

Scott Blackburn, acting deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been appointed to serve as VA’s chief information officer and assistant secretary for information and technology on an interim basis, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Blackburn will succeed Rob Thomas, who is due to retire in October after more than …

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Thomas Harker to Be Nominated Assistant Secretary of Navy Financial Mgmt & Comptroller Office

Thomas Harker, associate deputy assistant secretary for financial policy at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will be nominated as assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy financial management and comptroller office. The White House said Friday Harker previously held operational and financial management roles at the U.S. Coast Guard before he retired …

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House OKs $1.2T Fiscal 2018 Spending Package

The House voted 211-198 Thursday to pass a potential $1.2 trillion spending package to fund government operations for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. The appropriations package contains four bills the House approved in July and eight new spending measures and its approval came a week after Congress passed …

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