Some technology leaders at the Veterans Affairs Department think it might be time to take a step back and evaluate new innovations more dispassionately.
Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) is advocating for an audit of the VA it’s important to make sure money and resources are being applied in the most effective manner.
Sen. Jon Tester said he’d like to see more proactivity from the VA, especially in recruitment and oversight.
Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) said he supports Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin’s moves to reform the department.
A just released report from the VA IG office finds six material weaknesses within the agency.
The Veterans Affairs Choice Program is still working to improve wait times at VA facilities and Congress remains deadlocked over a long-term funding for the program, but Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), head of the House committee that oversees VA, insists things are getting better.
VA Secretary Shulkin’s agenda for the upcoming year is full of initiatives across the department, from improving morale to implementing interoperability in health records to realigning infrastructure.
DHS’ Automated Information Sharing program now has more than 200 entities signed up to receive the information DHS shares to help prevent cyber attacks.
Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff worked with the leadership and senior career staff to turn a collection of disparate agencies from different departments into a single, coordinated and cohesive unit.
When it comes to cybersecurity, the Homeland Security Department doesn’t just play defense by shoring up its own vulnerabilities. The department also goes on the offensive by tracking cyber-criminals lurking on the dark corners of the internet.
The Coast Guard’s Cyber Command has to balance its identity as a military service with its role as a component of the Homeland Security Department.
Former Secretary Jeh Johnson opens up about his lasting efforts on the Homeland Security Department.
The Department of Homeland Security is trying something outside of the standard reorganization playbook.
TSA is testing biometric devices like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition, as well as 3D imaging and automation to improve security, reduce wait at airport checkpoints.