Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs Department

Senate OKs VA IT Reform Bill; Sen. Jon Tester Quoted

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The U.S. Senate has voted to pass a bill that aims to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) better manage information technology activities. The Department of Veterans Affairs IT Reform Act aims to boost the transparency and oversight across VA's IT projects, the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

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VA Engages in Partnership to Help Veterans Stay Socially Connected; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Facebook and the American Red Cross to support the mental health of veterans via social connection. The partnership will provide over 7,400 video call devices that veterans, their families and caregivers may use to stay socially connected at home, VA said Wednesday.

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Karen Brazell to Lead VA Office of Enterprise Integration on Acting Basis

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Karen Brazell, a U.S. Army veteran, has been appointed to serve as acting assistant secretary of the Office of Enterprise Integration within the Department of Veterans Affairs. She will concurrently perform duties under her new acting position and her existing role as VA’s principal executive director and chief acquisition officer, a job she has held since 2018, the department said Thursday.

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VA’s Pamela Powers to Serve as Dept’s Acting Deputy Secretary

President Donald Trump has ordered Pamela Powers, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief of staff to serve as VA's deputy secretary on an acting basis. Powers began duties as deputy VA secretary last Thursday and will concurrently hold both of her current roles indefinitely, the department said Tuesday.

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GAO: VA Still Needs to Address Cybersecurity Issues

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs still faces multiple cybersecurity challenges in the course of modernization. VA must implement security controls to protect sensitive information, identify cybersecurity workforce needs, manage information technology supply chain risks and address known vulnerabilities, GAO said Thursday.

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