Tag Archives: Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Agencies Partner to Expand Federal Digital Workforce; Clare Martorana Quoted

Federal Digital Workforce

The General Services Administration (GSA) partnered with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the White House to further develop the federal government's workforce of digitally skilled professionals. The two-year U.S. Digital Corps fellowship will gather early-career professionals in critical technology areas such as data science, cybersecurity and software engineering for opportunities to work with the federal government. 

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VA Begins Efforts to Create Pool of Candidates for Undersecretary for Health Position

Undersecretary Candidates

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun its search for candidates as part of efforts to fill the role of undersecretary of health to oversee the Veterans Health Administration. VA is establishing a pool of candidates for consideration by the U.S. president. The department is looking for candidates with experience overseeing the operations of a large health care enterprise. 

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Prometheus Federal Services, Atlas Research Awarded VA Contract to Optimize Women’s Healthcare; Susanne Larkins Quoted

Atlas Research

Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research, was awarded a new task order to evaluate, analyze, and improve women’s healthcare across the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare Systems (HCSs) and for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Women’s Health. 

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Jon Rychalski: VA to Conduct Enterprisewide IT, Physical Infrastructure Review for EHR Program

Jon Rychalski

The Department of Veterans Affairs completed a strategic review of its electronic health record modernization program and Jon Rychalski, VA’s chief financial officer, told lawmakers Thursday that the department will also carry out an enterprisewide assessment of information technology and physical infrastructure needs for the EHR initiative.

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VA Names 6 AI Tech Sprint Winners From Industry; Rafael Fricks Quoted

Domain-Aware

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a total of $100,000 to six companies that built artificial intelligence-based information technology applications to help former military personnel manage their health. The 2020-2021 AI Tech Sprint, hosted by VA's National Artificial Intelligence Institute, drew 44 participants from the commercial and academic sectors, the department said Monday.

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VA’s OIG Offers Recommendations to Improve Integrating Non-VA Records Into EHR System

Electronic Health

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ office of inspector general (OIG) has recommended that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) establish and implement standard operating procedures to improve scanning and indexing of non-VA medical records into the electronic health records system. The recommendations were made after the inspector general found that community care personnel did not always accurately encode non-VA records into the EHR system. 

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GAO: VA Needs Comprehensive Supply Chain Management Strategy

Undersecretary Candidates

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) come up with a comprehensive strategy for supply chain management to address its acquisition management-related issues and better meet the needs of veterans. GAO made the recommendation after it found that each of VA’s initiatives to advance supply chain modernization and prepare for future public health crises faces delays.

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Atlas Research, Prometheus Federal Services Joint Venture Secures Contract to Support Integrated Research Enterprise Architecture

Atlas Research

Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services (PFS) and Atlas Research, announced on Tuesday it secured a potential $1 billion 10-year contract to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) in achieving an integrated research enterprise architecture. The contract was awarded on the VHA Integrated Healthcare Transformation (IHT) contract.

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Maximus Acquires Veterans Evaluation Services; CEO Bruce Caswell Quoted

Bruce Caswell

Maximus announced on Tuesday the company has completed the acquisition of privately held Veterans Evaluation Services (VES). The agreement was previously announced in April 2021. This acquisition was the next step in Maximus’ long-term strategy and positions the company for the future. VES is a provider of Medical Disability Examinations (MDEs) for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

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AI-Focused Veterans Affairs Organization Shares Best Practices With Other Agencies

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The Department of Veterans Affairs' National Artificial Intelligence Institute is sharing its expertise with other agencies to develop a catalog of artificial intelligence use cases. The institute has shared input with the Veteran Engagement Board, the Data Governance Council and other federal agencies to create a reference for AI uses.

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