Tag Archives: Veterans Affairs

Report: Scott Gould to Leave The VA in May

Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Scott Gould will step down from his position and leave the agency May 17, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes Gould was confirmed for the position by the Senate in April 2009 after a civilian service career that included time as the Commerce Department‘s chief …

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Pentagon Delays Integrated EHR System Solicitation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to restructure its approach to developing an integrated electronic health records system with the Department of Veterans Affairs, delaying a request for proposals to vendors for the program. The Pentagon was supposed to decide on a core source code and issue an …

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Eric Shinseki: VA Integrated EHR Project to Go Forward

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has told Senate lawmakers the agency will go ahead in developing an integrated electronic health record system with the Defense Department. During testimony before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Shinseki said the VA will need $344 million in fiscal year 2014 funds for iEHR, including …

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John Gingrich Retiring as VA Chief of Staff

John Gingrich, chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, will retire from the agency by the end of this month after four years in the position, according to Federal News Radio. Gingrich was responsible for helping the secretary and deputy secretary manage the department’s day-to-day operations, encompassing more …

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House Intros 2-Year Pentagon, VA Spending Bills

The House introduced legislation Monday night that includes two full-year appropriations bills for the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and is intended to help them manage sequestration cuts. According to the Washington Business Journal, other agencies would receive their funding at fiscal year 2013 levels under a continuing resolution. …

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Peter Levin Stepping Down As VA CTO

Peter Levin, chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has told Fedscoop he plans to step down from his position as of March 1. David Stegon writes Levin led the department’s online Blue Button initiative, where the VA has recently made available a patient’s complete medical record except …

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Report: Roger Baker Stepping Down As VA CIO

Roger Baker, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, plans to step down from his position after nearly four years, Dorobekinsider reports. Baker, confirmed by the Senate in May 2009, is responsible for overseeing a $3.3 billion budget and a 7,000-employee information technology workforce, according to the website. …

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