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Eric Shinseki: VBA Shutdown Furloughs Could Exceed 17K

The Veterans Benefits Administration could furlough more than 10,000 employees if it runs out of money from its mandatory spending accounts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes these furloughs would come on top of the agency already having to send 7,800 workers home because of the government shutdown. “At that …

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Eric Shinseki: VA Integrated EHR Project to Go Forward

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has told Senate lawmakers the agency will go ahead in developing an integrated electronic health record system with the Defense Department. During testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Shinseki said the VA will need $344 million in fiscal year 2014 funds for iEHR, including …

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