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Report: VA IT Nominee James Paul Gfrerer to Appear Before Senate Panel for Confirmation Hearing

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.

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Report: VA Inches Closer to Cerner EHR Devt Contract Award

The Department of Veterans Affairs expects to award Cerner a contract to build a new electronic health record system for VA as early as this month, Federal News Radio reported Friday. VA Secretary David Shulkin told members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee at a hearing Wednesday that the department issued to Congress a 30-day notice …

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Bob McDonald: VA Eyes Improved Customer Service by End of 2016

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald has said his goal for 2016 is to bolster the department’s customer service as his office continues to work on reform efforts, Military Times reported Thursday. Leo Shane III writes that McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that the MyVA restructuring plan aims to simplify the …

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Senate Confirms David Shulkin as VA Health Undersecretary

The Senate has approved Dr. David Shulkin as undersecretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs by a voice vote, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. President Barack Obama nominated Shulkin, president of the New Jersey-based Morristown Medical Center, in March to lead the department’s Veterans Health Administration. Law Firm …

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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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VA Sec. Shinseki Defends Expanding Agent Orange Benefits

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki defended an expansion of benefits under the 1991 Agent Orange law against a Senate panel with its eye on trimming the budget in congressional testimony Sept. 23. VA recently added heart disease, B-cell leukemia and Parkinson’s disease to a list of “presumptions” under the Agent …

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