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House VA Committee Approves Institution of Technology Modernization Subcommittee, Rep. Jim Banks as Chairman

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has cleared the establishment of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and named Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., as chairman. House Committee Chairman Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and ranking member Tim Walz, D-Minn., announced June 20 that the new subcommittee will supervise the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ …

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Health IT Vet Genevieve Morris to Lead VA EHR Modernization Office

Genevieve Morris, principal deputy national coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed head of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization. VA said Thursday it established OEHRM to prepare, deploy and maintain the department’s future EHR system and support tools. Morris will lead …

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USAF Gen. David Goldfein Eyes International Air Chiefs Conference to Advance Joint Space Warfighting

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said he plans to propose to his foreign counterparts an international air chiefs conference that would focus on joint space warfighting operations, Defense News reported Thursday. The proposed conference would be linked to the annual Space Symposium in Colorado. Goldfein told the publication in …

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Trump Picks James Morhard as NASA Deputy Administrator; Jim Bridenstine Comments

President Donald Trump has chosen James Morhard, deputy sergeant-at-arms for the Senate, to serve as deputy administrator at NASA. Morhard served as Senate Appropriations Committee staff director and previously managed the panel’s subcommittees on Commerce, Justice and Science; and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, the White House said Thursday. NASA …

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GAO: NASA Should Standardize Loss of Crew Risk Computation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that NASA enforce a standard method for establishing the likelihood of astronauts being permanently injured or killed while on board a spacecraft. NASA’s administrator should instruct pertinent agency heads “to collectively determine and document… how the agency will determine its risk tolerance level with respect …

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Report: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Seeks Independent Agency for Federal Inspectors General

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., has proposed the establishment of a single agency for the federal government’s inspectors general, Federal News Radio reported. Heitkamp said an independent IG agency would give investigative officials more freedom to perform agency audits and should function as an extension of the Government Accountability Office and Congress. Her proposal …

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