Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, have jointly initiated a task force that would assess the country's efforts to innovate against modern threats. The newly activated Future of Defense Task Force will work to perform this task and review the nation's defense assets, the House Armed Services Committee said Friday.Read More »
The U.S. Navy is set to commission the 16th Virginia-class fast attack submarine during a ceremony on Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's naval port. Diane Donald, wife of retired Adm. Kirkland Donald, will order activation of the future USS Indiana or SSN 789 during the ceremony in which Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind. will serve as principal speaker, the Navy said Thursday.Read More »
Some lawmakers have raised concerns about the lack of a single body that would be accountable as the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs modernize and integrate their electronic health records systems despite the presence of an interagency program office, Federal News Radio reported Friday. The report said Congress mandated the formation of an IPO a decade ago to help VA and DoD facilitate EHR interoperability, but the office has seen its responsibilities reduced in recent years.
James Paul Gfrerer, the White House’s nominee for the role of assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, is scheduled on Sept. 5 to appear before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee for his nomination hearing, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.Read More »
A house subcommittee dedicated to oversee a Department of Veterans Affairs electronic health record modernization program will hold its first hearing on Sept. 13, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., and chairman of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, has said the subcommittee will help determine the role …Read More »
House VA Committee Approves Institution of Technology Modernization Subcommittee, Rep. Jim Banks as Chairman
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has cleared the establishment of the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and named Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., as chairman. House Committee Chairman Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and ranking member Tim Walz, D-Minn., announced June 20 that the new subcommittee will supervise the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ …Read More »
Eight new Republican lawmakers have joined the House Armed Services Committee for the new session of Congress. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House panel, said in a statement released Tuesday the new HASC members will work to help reform and rebuild the U.S. military. The new members of …Read More »