Department of Veterans Affairs

Issues with the VA’s electronic health records program

Issues with the VA’s electronic health records program

Ed Meagher, former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses why he believes that the current VA...
IBM report: Building blocks to transforming veteran patchwork to network

IBM report: Building blocks to transforming veteran patchwork to network

John Kamensky, senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government, details a new report about how the...
Takeaways from improved VA employee satisfaction numbers

Takeaways from improved VA employee satisfaction numbers

Greg Giddens, former chief acquisition officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses what...
VA Deputy CIO outlines 5 strategic priorities

VA Deputy CIO outlines 5 strategic priorities

Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses top modernization priorities, and how the rollout...
VA Secretary Wilkie claims agency is calmer, reformed

VA Secretary Wilkie claims agency is calmer, reformed

Stars & Stripes Veterans Reporter Nikki Wentling and Leo Shane III, deputy editor of Military Times, discuss Veterans Affairs Secretary...
VA to Rebuild Functionality in Digital Service

VA to Rebuild Functionality in Digital Service

Executive Director of Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Marcy Jacobs, discusses the digital posture of the department...
The Federal Beat – September 2, 2018

The Federal Beat – September 2, 2018

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller, FedScoop Managing Editor Billy Mitchell and FCW Executive Editor Adam Mazmanian discuss some...
Report: VA stopped publishing breach reports for 9 months

Report: VA stopped publishing breach reports for 9 months

Joseph Marks, senior correspondent at NextGov, discusses his article about the lack of quarterly breach reports from the Department of...
Congress facing upcoming deadline for big spending bill

Congress facing upcoming deadline for big spending bill

Leo Shane III, deputy editor of Military Times, and David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call, discuss the congressional...
VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie testifies before Senate

VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie testifies before Senate

Colby Hochmuth reports on the Senate confirmation hearing of Trump’s new pick to lead the Veterans Affairs Department, and Peter...
The Pentagon Beat – May 30, 2018

The Pentagon Beat – May 30, 2018

Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, and Leo Shane III, Capitol Hill bureau chief at the Military Times, discuss the...
Top IT priorities for next VA Secretary, CIO

Top IT priorities for next VA Secretary, CIO

Scott Blackburn, former acting CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses what VA initiatives should be prioritized and what...
Congressional priorities this week

Congressional priorities this week

Leo Shane III, deputy editor at the Military Times and Paul Shinkman, national security correspondent at U.S. News & World...
Modernization priorities for the VA Digital Service team

Modernization priorities for the VA Digital Service team

Marcy Jacobs, executive director of Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses how the department is modernizing the...
Impact of Sec. Shulkin firing on VA workforce

Impact of Sec. Shulkin firing on VA workforce

Gregory Giddens, former Chief Acquisition Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner at Potomac Ridge Consulting, discusses the...
VA Secretary Shulkin fired, WH doctor nominated as replacement

VA Secretary Shulkin fired, WH doctor nominated as replacement

Nikki Wentling, Veterans reporter at Stars & Stripes, talks about Secretary Shulkin’s dismissal from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and...
The Federal Beat – March 25, 2018

The Federal Beat – March 25, 2018

On this week’s edition of the Federal Beat– Nicole Ogrysko, reporter at Federal News Radio, Nikki Wentling, veterans reporter at...
Federal Beat: VA Secretary misused govt. resources

Federal Beat: VA Secretary misused govt. resources

Last week, an internal investigation at the Department of Veterans Affairs found that Secretary David Shulkin had misused government resources...
Broken links in the VA’s physical security chain

Broken links in the VA’s physical security chain

Lori Rectanus, director of physical infrastructure issues at the Government Accountability Office, discusses how some of the 170-plus buildings managed...
Innovation That Works

Innovation That Works

Watch now on-demand This program is presented by IBM  This program looks at what the Government is working on to...
Veterans Affairs Department’s approach to agency reorganization

Veterans Affairs Department’s approach to agency reorganization

At the 2017 ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, Francis sat down with Gregory Giddens, Executive Director in the...
The Future of ID Management in Government

The Future of ID Management in Government

Watch Now On-Demand Since the Common Access Card (CAC) standard was developed in response to the 2004 HSPD-12 regulation, smart...
The Federal Beat

The Federal Beat

Bryan Bender, defense editor and national security correspondent at Politico, and Nikki Wentling, veterans reporter at Stars & Stripes, discuss...
Government Matters (Full Show) – August 20, 2017

Government Matters (Full Show) – August 20, 2017

One-on-one with VA Secretary David Shulkin In a special two-part interview, Francis sat down with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr....
One-on-one with VA Secretary David Shulkin

One-on-one with VA Secretary David Shulkin

In a special two-part interview, Francis sat down with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin. They discussed the culture,...
Veteran honored for breakthrough work helping the disabled

Veteran honored for breakthrough work helping the disabled

Rory Cooper, director of human engineering research laboratories at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the work that won him...
Major disciplinary action at VA publicly posted online

Major disciplinary action at VA publicly posted online

Phil Carter, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses a new transparency effort at the Department...
VA prioritizing the digitization of records

VA prioritizing the digitization of records

The Department of Veterans Affairs will use the Pentagon’s electronic health records system — just one of several major modernization...
VA reduces administrative burden on veteran-owned small businesses

VA reduces administrative burden on veteran-owned small businesses

Wayne Simpson, a consultant at Centre Law & Consulting, discusses the federal government’s effort to make it easier for veteran-owned small...
VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

VA seeks greater collaboration between business and IT

Rob Thomas, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, detailed his effort to stand up an IT demand...
Oversight at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Oversight at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Inspector General at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Michael Missal, discusses the top areas of concern he and his team...
Lessons learned by presidential fellows

Lessons learned by presidential fellows

Rosetta Carrington, senior contact center advisor at the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Clifton Triplett, senior cybersecurity and IT advisor...