Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs Department

VA Outlines 4 Objectives of AI Strategy; Gil Alterovitz Quoted

Gil Alterovitz

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adopted a strategy to harness the potential of artificial intelligence technology to modernize the delivery of health care services and benefits to former military personnel. VA said Thursday that it looks to AI to manage veterans' health outcomes, expand technical capabilities, build trust in the emerging technology and grow partnerships with the business sector. 

Read More »

VA, Nonprofit Partner to Educate Military Veterans About Online Security

VA Cybersecurity

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Cybercrime Support Network (CSN) have teamed up to educate military personnel on how to recognize, report and recover from online scams such as identity theft. CSN, a nonprofit organization that assists cybercrime victims, will help the VA implement an educational awareness campaign for service members and their families in the fall.

Read More »

VA Transitions Medical Centers to New Research Platform; Molly Klote Quoted

Molly Klote

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing a new platform designed to streamline research activities and standardize the regulatory review of VA research operations across the nation. VA said Monday its Office of Research and Development (ORD) has transitioned 105 research-active medical centers and the Central Institutional Review Board (IRBNet) to the new IRBNet platform.

Read More »

VA, Startup Accelerator to Host Health Care Tech Pitch Competition

Undersecretary Candidates

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has partnered with California-based startup accelerator Founder Institute to identify emerging health care technologies through a pitch competition scheduled for Aug. 26th. VA will hold a panel to discuss how entrepreneurs can work with industry to help former military personnel manage their health with the use of technology.

Read More »

New Bipartisan Bill Aims to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce; Sen. Maggie Hassan Quoted

Sen. Maggie Hassan

Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, have presented a bill that aims to fortify the federal government's workforce of cyber professionals. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act would establish two cyber training programs: one with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the other with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Read More »

VA Implements Use of Extended Reality Tech to Support Veteran Therapy

Undersecretary Candidates

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is implementing technologies that would allow veterans to virtually receive therapeutic treatment. The agency will launch a pilot program to evaluate the usability of virtual reality technology in a variety of therapeutic applications, such as neurological risk assessments and chronic pain management.

Read More »

GAO: VA Must Update Supply Chain Management Strategy

Supply Chain

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must address its challenges in supply chain operations and establish a comprehensive strategy for logistics and acquisition management. GAO noted that it recognizes the VA’s efforts to participate in initiatives like the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Warstopper program intended to streamline critical supply access for emergencies.

Read More »

VA Creates Commission to Select Veterans Health Administration Head

Undersecretary Candidates

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a commission aimed at selecting a new undersecretary that will lead the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The VA said Tuesday that the commission will work to assess candidates for undersecretary of health, which will be responsible for VHA’s $61 billion annual budget and health services delivery to over 9 million veterans.

Read More »

VA Uses API Tech to Facilitate Data Transfers With Third Parties

Undersecretary Candidates

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses a platform that allows for secure data exchanges between the country's veterans and third-party organizations. VA plans to further develop API services in support of health data collection and management. The department also wants to apply API technology to appeal submissions and engagements with other federal agencies.

Read More »

Federal Government Adds New Partner to Health Information Exchange Network; William Tinston, Dr. Neil Evans Quoted

William Tinston

The Department of Defense (DoD), Department Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have added the CommonWell Health Alliance to the joint health information exchange network, a platform that facilitates wider health data sharing. The engagement with CommonWell adds over 15 thousand medical facilities to the HIE network. 

Read More »