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Senate Approves Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

Robert Wilkie, former undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, received Senate confirmation Monday to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs via a 86-9 vote, The Hill reported Monday. He succeeds David Shulkin, whom President Trump dismissed as VA secretary in March, and has held that position in …

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Richard Stone Named Acting Veterans Health Administration Chief

Richard Stone, former principal deputy undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named acting head of the Veterans Health Administration, Military Times reported Tuesday. Peter O’Rourke, acting VA secretary, announced Tuesday that Stone will serve as VHA’s executive-in-charge and succeed Carolyn Clancy, who will transition to …

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Trump Considers Rep. Brian Mast for VA Secretary Post

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has emerged as one of the potential frontrunners to succeed David Shulkin as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Associated Press reported Thursday. The Trump administration has begun to consider other candidates after Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, decided to withdraw his name …

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VA Acting CIO Blackburn Steps Down

Scott Blackburn, acting chief information officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, announced his resignation on Tuesday via Twitter. “This is a bittersweet moment in my career. Today I officially resigned my position at @DeptVetAffairs. It has been the honor of my life. Too many people to thank. Will continue …

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Tom Bossert resigns as Trump’s homeland security adviser

Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, has resigned from his post, Reuters reported Tuesday. An administration official said John Bolton, the newly appointed national security adviser, reportedly requested Bossert’s departure as the former works to form his own team. Sarah Sanders, a spokeswoman for the White House, …

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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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Rasu Shrestha Appointed to Lead VA’s Open API Initiative

Rasu Shrestha, chief innovation officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has been selected to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs‘s Open Application Programming Interface pledge. He will oversee the department’s efforts to collaborate with providers to accelerate the mapping pace of healthcare data to industry standards such as Fast …

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