Veterans Affairs

VA Is Starting Its GI Benefits Modernization Effort From Scratch

The old system will keep calculating veterans’ housing benefits until 2020.

VA Officials Reluctant to Say When G.I. Benefit Delays Will Be Fixed

Lawmakers grilled Veterans Affairs Department officials about the IT issues that prevented tens of thousands of veterans from receiving education and housing stipends on time.

VA’s $16 Billion E-Health Record Overhaul is Already $350 Million Over Budget

Just six months into the project, VA’s most important modernization effort is getting more expensive.

VA is Looking for a Platform to Track Talent and Spot Future Leaders

Employees also would use the system as a one-stop shop for professional development services.

How to Build a Corporate Learning Program to Support Veterans in the Workplace

Organizations need to develop training and reskilling programs, so veterans have the tools necessary to excel professionally and personally.

After Listening to Veterans, VA Put All Its Services on One Website

In the future, officials hope to eliminate most—if not all—of the paperwork and other bureaucratic barriers that prevent veterans from accessing the benefits they’ve earned.

Report: Management Drama Threatens to Derail VA’s Health Records Overhaul

The vendor’s software is also falling short of the department’s requirements, according to ProPublica.

Pentagon's Health Record Platform Shows Progress After Initial Setbacks

The system has decreased emergency room wait times and increased the number of patients facilities are able to treat, the vendor reports.

Pentagon, VA Leaders Commit to Boosting Accountability in Health Record Overhaul

Both secretaries pledged to re-examine the multibillion-dollar program’s organization structure and timelines.

VA’s National Cemetery Administration Continues High Customer Satisfaction Scores

The federal agency with the highest customer satisfaction scores continues its high performance, according to new internal survey data.

24 Companies Join VA’s Health Record Modernization Team

Cerner Corp. announces a lengthy list of subcontractors for the multi-billion dollar project.

By the Numbers: Federal Agencies Face Uneven Struggle Hiring Young Tech Talent

At one civilian agency, IT pros over 60 years old outnumber their under 30 colleagues 19 to one.

Congress Doesn’t Know Who’s in Charge of VA’s $10 Billion Health Records Overhaul

Lawmakers are trying to figure out what to do about the lack of accountability within the program’s leadership.

Lawmaker: Don’t Let “Rudderless Leadership” Cripple VA Health Record Overhaul

The program’s chief administrator resigned less than two months after taking charge of the project. Another top official left her post days earlier.

A Simple Tweak to Google Search Now Helps Veterans to Find Jobs

Only about half of all veterans in the U.S. participate in the workforce at all.