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VA Announces GI Bill Changes

Changes to the Post 9/11 GI Bill in October will allow eligible veterans to pay more for education and training programs, a Veterans Affairs Department official said Thursday. Keith Wilson, VA’s director of education service, said programs not leading to college degrees are now eligible. AFPS reports flight programs, correspondence …

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VA Quizzed over Vet-Owned Small Business Contract Fraud

The Department of Veterans Affairs faced tough questions Thursday from a House subcommittee after an internal audit found nearly 1,400 contracts intended for veteran-owned businesses were awarded to ineligible companies. Federal Times reports the contracts are supposed to be set aside for veteran-owned small businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. …

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VA to Open Network for iPads, iPhones

The Department of Veterans Affairs will open its network to access by Apple iPads and iPhones starting in October, GovInfoSecurity.com reports. VA staff are currently limited to using only BlackBerry smart phones, with more than 20,000 employees using BlackBerry devices. VA staff will be able to access encrypted e-mail as …

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VA Department Celebrates Medical Research

VA research advancements are frequently making news. Veterans Affairs Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould spoke yesterday, April 22, 2010, to kick off National Veteran Affairs Research Week. VA researchers have made numerous medical advances in the last 85 years and Gould spoke about some of these achievements, as well as more …

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VA Department Plays Red Light, Green Light with IT Projects

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently introduced a test website. This website details the status of various IT projects from the federal IT Dashboard website. According to Roger Baker, the VA CIO, the website, called the “Veterans Affairs IT Product Delivery Dashboard” first went live about a month ago. However, …

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VA Department Plans IT Service Contract

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department is in the midst of planning an IT services contract that will compose of a variety of IT products and services for the department itself, as well as other agencies.  The name of the multiple-award contract is “Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology” – also know as …

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