The path to integrating electronic health records at the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs is taking a turn. House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller calls it a U-Turn, and says the agencies are moving the goal posts after spending billions of dollars. But Beth McGrath, deputy chief management officer at DoD, says it’s a less dramatic shift than that.
Budget problems are driving fears of talent losses at the Defense Department. But a loss of uniformed talent at DoD may not be exclusively a budget problem. Retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, a senior adviser and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, was the commander of the Combined Forces Command Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005. He wrote about the brain drain in a recent post on ForeignPolicy.com.
He’s writing about what he sees…in Foreign Policy magazine.
More agency collaboration on programs means more opportunities for collaboration on performance management. But the review process is falling behind, according to the Government Accountability Office. Chris Mihm, managing director of strategic issues at GAO, joins In Depth with more on data-driven performance reviews.