Tag Archives: Department of Veterans Affairs

Mark Rockefeller, Michael Phipps Join SBA’s Veteran Small Business Devt Task Force

Maria Contreras-Sweet, administrator of the Small Business Administration, has appointed StreetShares CEO Mark Rockefeller and Michael Phipps, managing director at The Millennium Group International, as members of the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development. SBA said Thursday Rockefeller and Phipps will serve on the advisory board for two years and attend quarterly meetings …

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VA Office of Inspector General Seeks CIO/Deputy Assistant IG for Mgmt & Administration

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General looks for a new chief information officer who will concurrently serve as deputy assistant inspector general for management and administration. A notice posted Friday on USAJobs stated the chosen candidate will manage and provide advisory services for the VA OIG’s resource management and administrative support functions. The …

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Jeh Johnson: DHS Cyber Threat Mitigation Platform Covers 93% of Executive Branch Civilian Workforce

The Department of Homeland Security continues to provide its cyber threat mitigation platform to all civilian cabinet-level departments and 45 federal department and agencies that represent 93 percent of the executive branch’s civilian workforce. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson wrote in a blog post published Wednesday DHS continues to work with remaining department and agencies …

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LaVerne Council Highlights VA IT Transformation Achievements

LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed three key objectives that guide VA’s information technology transformation efforts in a blog entry posted Monday She said that VA’s office of information and technology has worked to stabilize and streamline core processes and platforms; address material weaknesses; and institutionalize new functions to boost outcomes. …

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Report: VA Deputy CIO Sean Kelley Named EPA CISO

Sean Kelley, deputy chief information officer for account management of benefits and veteran experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named chief information security officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, FCW Insider reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes Kelley’s appointment will take effect Jan. 9. His move to EPA …

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Report: 31% of Federal Agency Websites Missed HTTPS Migration Deadline

The General Services Administration‘s Pulse dashboard shows that 31 percent of federal agency websites did not meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s Dec. 31, 2016 deadline to migrate to the HTTPS communications protocol, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes a GSA spokesperson said most executive branch .gov domains have adopted HTTPS. OMB released a memorandum …

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Trump Eyes Public-Private Option for Veteran Care

President-elect Donald Trump wants to tap private-sector physicians to provide medical care to veterans through a public-private partnership, Military Times reported Wednesday. Leo Shane III writes the public-private option is part of Trump’s plan to revamp veteran healthcare before he selects the next secretary of veterans affairs. Trump discussed future …

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