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Nominee Bob McDonald to Bring Corporate Culture to VA as Secretary

Bob McDonald, former Procter & Gamble chief executive and presidential nominee to the post of Department of Veterans Affairs secretary, plans to establish corporate management practices at the agency if he is confirmed, Reuters reported Tuesday. David Lawder writes that McDonald intends to foster discipline and accountability and reorganize VA following recent …

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Sloan Gibson Named Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary

Sloan Gibson, deputy veterans affairs secretary for nearly three months, will take over leadership of the VA on an acting basis following the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki, President Barack Obama announced Friday morning. Gibson served as president and CEO of the United Services Organizations for five years prior to his …

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Eric Shinseki: VBA Shutdown Furloughs Could Exceed 17K

The Veterans Benefits Administration could furlough more than 10,000 employees if it runs out of money from its mandatory spending accounts, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes these furloughs would come on top of the agency already having to send 7,800 workers home because of the government shutdown. “At that …

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VA Offices Receive Digital Medical File Mgmt System

The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs completed a $105 million project last week to provide an electronic database to 56 regional offices for storing, organizing and updating disability claims, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes the VA enlisted the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in January to complete the …

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VA Trims Disability Claims Backlog by 74K; Bernie Sanders Comments

The Veterans Affairs Department has reduced the number of backlogged disability claims by 74,000 since it began the verification process in March, Nextgov.com reported Wednesday. Bob Brewin writes Thomas Murphy, director of VA’s compensation and pension service, told a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing the automated veterans benefits management system …

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Eric Shinseki: VA Integrated EHR Project to Go Forward

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has told Senate lawmakers the agency will go ahead in developing an integrated electronic health record system with the Defense Department. During testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Shinseki said the VA will need $344 million in fiscal year 2014 funds for iEHR, including …

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