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DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Staying For 2nd Term

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will remain in her post for President Barack Obama’s second term, the Washington Post reports. Citing a White House official, Scott Wilson writes Napolitano could play a role in the administration’s push for immigration legislation. According to USA Today, Napolitano’s name had been floated as …

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Vet-Owned Small Firms Received 20% Of VA FY 2011 Contracts

The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded 20 percent of its contract dollars to veteran-owned small businesses in fiscal year 2011, exceeding the department goal set by VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. According to a VA release, Shinseki set a goal of 12 percent for veteran-owned small businesses. The Small Business Administration …

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VHA Begins Mental Health Staff Rural Recruitment Program

The Veterans Health Administration has launched a national recruitment program for mental health professionals, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced Monday. An estimated 1,600 mental health clinicians and 300 support staffers will join the VA’s workforce to combat the rising need for Veteran mental health care. Currently, the VA’s mental health …

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Roger Baker: Initial VA-Pentagon EHR System To Use Legacy Systems

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ health records system will be implemented at two joint facilities by 2014 but exclude certain applications, Molly Bernhart Walker of Fierce Government IT reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced earlier this week that the entire iEHR system would be …

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Report: VA-Pentagon Health Record System To Be Ready By 2017

Officials are aiming to have the integrated Defense-Veterans Affairs electronic health record system fully deployed by 2017, Bob Brewin reports for Nextgov. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Monday that they are working to have iEHR deployed in San Antonio and Norfolk, Va. facilities in …

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NC Sen. Burr Proposes Vet Health Care Reform Bill

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) is proposing the Veterans Health Administration reduce its number of regional medical administrative offices as part of a larger effort to streamline healthcare for veterans, Military Times reports. Burr told writer Patricia Kime these offices divert money largely towards overhead and other costs unrelated to healthcare. …

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Roger Baker: NARA to Aid VA With Disability Claims Backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs will tap the National Archives and Records Administration to help the VA in its migration from a paper to paperless claims process, NextGov reports. VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker announced Thursday that the agencies signed an agreement for NARA to help VA scan its …

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VA to Launch Own Job Site

The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to debut its own version of USAJobs to launch Nov. 11 that will display job opportunities in the department, “VA for Vets.” The website has an online job search board, self-assessment tools, a resume builder and military skills translator to assist veterans in …

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VA Changes Rules on Patient Info Sharing with Pentagon

The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending a department rule to remove a restriction on sharing of information about treatment for certain types of medical conditions with the Defense Department. The VA says the rule change will make it easier for the VA and Pentagon to exchange information on treatments …

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