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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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VA Finalizes Rule to Expand Veteran Telehealth Services Nationwide

The Department of Veterans Affairs has finalized a rule for VA clinicians to provide medical services to former military personnel with the use of virtual technology. VA said Friday the Authority of Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth will override state telehealth laws and licensing restrictions that prevent healthcare providers from delivering care …

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Ronny Jackson to Replace David Shulkin as V.A. Secretary

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will be replaced by White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump announced Wednesday. Robert Wilkie, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, will be acting secretary until Jackson’s confirmation. “I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin’s service to our country and to our …

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Report: Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson Nominated VA Secretary

Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, USNI News reported Wednesday. Trump announced Jackson’s nomination in a tweet Wednesday and that Robert Wilkie, defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, …

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John Gibson Confirmed as Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

The Senate voted 91-7 Tuesday to confirm John Gibson, former president and CEO at XCOR Aerospace, as the Defense Department‘s deputy chief management officer, Military Times reported Tuesday. Gibson previously held the roles of DoD deputy undersecretary for management reform and  U.S. Air Force assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller. …

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Ryan Vega: VA Harnesses AI, Other Emerging Tech to Improve Veteran Care

Ryan Vega, executive director of the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem, said the Department of Veterans Affairs harnessed artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies in 2019 to improve the delivery of health services to military retirees, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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