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House Subcommittee, Tech Industry Meet to Discuss Artificial Intelligence

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., chair of the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, led a roundtable Thursday with industry representatives and subject matter experts on commercial artificial intelligence technology. HASC said Friday the closed meeting sought to identify opportunities, challenges and implications of AI adoption efforts. Accenture, FireEye, …

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Paul Lawrence Named VA Undersecretary for Benefits

Paul Lawrence, former public sector vice president of Kaiser Associates, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ undersecretary for benefits, effective today. He holds decades of accounting experience, having held leadership roles at several companies, including Ernst & Young, Accenture, MITRE, PwC and IBM, VA said Monday. Lawrence also …

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Report: Army Vet Paul Lawrence Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Donald Trump has nominated Paul Lawrence, a retired U.S. Army captain and current vice president of Kaiser Associates‘ public sector business, to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs undersecretary for benefits, Military Times reported Wednesday. Lawrence, if confirmed by Congress, would lead the Veterans Benefits Administration and oversee the agency’s efforts to …

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Trump to Name EY Principal Suzette Kent as Federal CIO

President Donald Trump has announced plans to appoint Suzette Kent, a principal for financial services at professional services firm EY, as federal chief information officer, the White House reported Friday. Nextgov also reported that Kent will be the fourth federal CIO and will help oversee cybersecurity policies and other federal …

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Report: DoD Suspends Commercial EHR Deployment to Review, Address Issues

The Defense Department has ordered an eight-week suspension on the deployment of its commercial electronic health records system as the agency works to evaluate and address workflow issues and other concerns related to the platform’s implementation, Nextgov reported Tuesday. David Norley, a spokesperson for the Defense Healthcare Management System, told Nextgov …

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DoD, VA Update Sen. John McCain on $4.3B EHR Implementation Program

The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs told Congress that VA and DoD work together to evaluate business processes and identify the necessary changes throughout the lifecycle of a $4.3 billion contract that seeks to help the Pentagon deploy a commercial electronic health record system, Federal News Radio reported Monday. “DoD …

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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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