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GAO: VA Should Address Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Challenges

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implement security controls, manage information technology supply chain risks and establish elements of its cybersecurity risk management program as it pursues IT modernization efforts. VA has made strides when it comes to achieving data center consolidation goals and improving software licensing. 

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GAO: VA Personnel Should Modernize Current IT Systems

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Department of Veterans Affairs to address issues regarding critical system modernizations, data center consolidation and the retirement of legacy systems to help refresh the VA’s information technology environment. According to a report published Tuesday, GAO suggested the VA to establish metrics and goals that will determine …

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GAO: VA SHould Modernize IT Systems for Interoperability with DoD

The Government Accountability Office has provided recommendations to the Department of Veterans Affairs on how the VA could modernize information technology systems such as its electronic health record to aid in interoperability with the Defense Department. GAO said Wednesday it also suggested the VA develop goals and metrics as a basis to determine what both …

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Veterans Affairs Asks for $200M IT Funding Boost

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking to increase its information technology budget to $3.9 billion in fiscal 2015 from $3.7 billion in FY 2014 funding or a 5 percent increase, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Bob Brewin writes the agency intends to invest $173 million of that budget in the electronic Veterans …

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VA Moving Electronic Health Records to DISA Data Centers

The Department of Veterans Affairs will move its electronic health records to data centers operated by the Defense Information Systems Agency, VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker said according to NextGov. The move is scheduled for March and is expected to be completed in a little more than a year, …

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