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VA Hires Retired Col. Pamela Powers in Series of Leadership Moves

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Pamela Powers, a more than 28-year U.S. Air Force veteran, as chief of staff and named three other senior officials to help implement President Trump’s priorities for the VA. Powers is a retired Air Force colonel who previously held a similar position in the Office …

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Senate Approves Robert Wilkie as VA Secretary

Robert Wilkie, former undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, received Senate confirmation Monday to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs via a 86-9 vote, The Hill reported Monday. He succeeds David Shulkin, whom President Trump dismissed as VA secretary in March, and has held that position in …

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House OKs Resolutions to Condemn Stopgap Funding Measures

The House on Tuesday passed three resolutions that seek to advance stable military funding by condemning the use of continuing resolutions that serve as stop-gap funding measures if Congress fails to approve appropriations bills prior to the start of another fiscal year in October, Defense News reported Tuesday. House Armed …

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Richard Stone Named Acting Veterans Health Administration Chief

Richard Stone, former principal deputy undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named acting head of the Veterans Health Administration, Military Times reported Tuesday. Peter O’Rourke, acting VA secretary, announced Tuesday that Stone will serve as VHA’s executive-in-charge and succeed Carolyn Clancy, who will transition to …

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Health IT Vet Genevieve Morris to Lead VA EHR Modernization Office

Genevieve Morris, principal deputy national coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed head of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization. VA said Thursday it established OEHRM to prepare, deploy and maintain the department’s future EHR system and support tools. Morris will lead …

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Paul Tibbits: VA to Adopt Cloud Platform for Consolidated Financial Management System

Paul Tibbits, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA plans to consolidate all financial management systems into a single cloud environment, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. He told the station the department will implement cloud technology as part of the Financial Management Business Transformation program in efforts …

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Salesforce’s Keith Block: Federal Digital Transformation Efforts Should Aim for Better Citizen Services

Keith Block, chief operating officer at Salesforce, told Diginomica in an interview posted Friday that digital transformation efforts in federal government should be built on the goal of delivering “higher levels of service to the citizens.” Block noted about Salesforce’s discussions with the White House over digital transformation and work …

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