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Trump OKs FY 2019 Appropriations Minibus for VA, Military Construction, Energy & Water

President Donald Trump has signed into law a package of bills that would allocate fiscal 2019 funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs, military construction and energy and water infrastructure. A White House fact sheet published Friday says the minibus legislation would appropriate $86.5B  in funds for VA, including $1.75B for MISSION Act programs, $1.1B for electronic health record system modernization and $8.6B for mental health services.

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Jake Leinenkugel Appointed to Lead New VA Commission

President Trump has appointed Jake Leinenkugel, formerly a White House senior adviser, to lead a Department of Veterans Affairs commission that will work to review mental healthcare programs for people who have served in the military. VA said Tuesday Leinenkugel will oversee efforts of the Creating Options for Veterans’ Expedited Recovery commission …

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DARPA Seeks Research Proposals on Next-Generation Neuromodulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, through its Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) program, has issued a request for research proposals from companies on new ways to monitor service members and veterans with chronic inflammatory and neurologic concerns. Devices called neuromodulators can regulate and continuously monitor peripheral nerve activity, which the agency said …

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