The Defense Department’s DOD News Channel -- known as the Pentagon Channel until this July -- plans a live broadcast with top leaders this Thursday on ongoing support operations to help battle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and at home.
The channel is broadcast to 2.6 million people, primarily military users via broadcast TV, satellite, cable and Web streaming.
Until Thursday, surf your way to the Pentagon’s Ebola website for the latest news and updates on the military's Ebola response.
Booz Allen Hamilton won yesterday a $6.6 million task order for continued support to the Defense Department’s Chief Information Officer Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Support program through Sept. 30, 2015.
It goes to show that Defense has no hard feelings toward Booz Allen even though one of its employees, Edward Snowden, used his position to pilfer and distribute an unprecedented number of highly sensitive intelligence documents.
That's what I asked Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren at his media roundtable yesterday, as I have been frustrated for months as I try to get past the first screens on the eBenefits website intended to make it easier and quicker for vets for apply for benefits and VA to process the claims.
The eBenefits site seems designed to frustrate Vietnam veterans who do not have a CAC, short for Common Access Card, or a Defense self-service log-on, known as a DS log-on.
Here’s the screen users see when they try to register:
Since none of the above applies to me, I can go no further in the registration process. There’s a phone number to call for help from a live human -- if one ever answered the phone.
I’m a pretty good Web surfer, and I doubt I'm the only Vietnam veteran frustrated by the eBenefits website.
Warren said he’ll have someone walk me through the process – which I can then share with other veterans who do not have CACs or a DS log-on.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has started to roll out “Google-like” search functions for patient medical records, VA CIO Stephen Warren said at a press briefing today.
Warren said the new user interface of the Health Management Platform, which supports search across an entire patient record, has been installed at VA medical facilities in Hampton Roads, Virgina; San Antonio, Texas; San Diego; and Loma Linda, California.
The interface also supports a newsfeed that provides a rapid chronological review of a patient’s care and also includes medication reviews for enhanced safety, Warren said.