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GAO Sees Effective Implementation of FITARA to Update Federal IT

The Government Accountability Office discovered that nine agencies successfully implemented provisions of a 2014 law requiring changes to governmentwide information technology management. GAO released a report on Monday highlighting the 12 practices that helped agencies implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act

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DoD Implements Updated Military EHR System at Fairchild AF Base

The Defense Department has conducted a pilot deployment of its updated military electronic health record system at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Fairchild’s 92nd Medical Group is the first military medical facility to implement the MHS Genesis integrated electronic inpatient and outpatient health record. …

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Thomas Murphy to Be Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Thomas Murphy, principal deputy undersecretary for benefits at the Department of Veteran Affairs, as VA undersecretary for benefits, the White House announced Tuesday. Murphy concurrently performs the duties of the undersecretary for benefits and oversees more than 20,000 Veterans Benefits Administration employees who provide non-medical benefits services to former military personnel. …

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Federal News Radio: Roopangi Kadakia Named VA CISO

Roopangi Kadakia — program executive for security operations, web services and information management at NASA — has been appointed as chief information security officer of the  Department of Veteran Affairs, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes LaVerne Council, VA assistant secretary for information and technology, told department employees in an email that Kadakia …

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GAO: VA, DoD Need Outcome-Oriented Goals for EHR Systems Interoperability

The Government Accountability Office has said the departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs have not defined outcome-oriented goals and metrics to support interoperability between both entities’ electronic health records systems. GAO said Wednesday DoD and the VA determined separate modernization efforts would be more cost effective than a joint system development but neither department has a comparison of …

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USDS Unveils New Web App for VA Benefit Claim Appeals

The U.S. Digital Service has launched a new Web application that seeks to expedite the disability claims appeals process at the Department of Veteran Affairs, Kavi Harshawat and Mary Ann Brody wrote in a Medium blog post published Friday. The authors are part of a USDS team within the VA that partnered …

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