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  • ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch on Defense, VA Health IT Activity - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch on Defense, VA Health IT Activity

    Healthcare information technology is seen in many business and government circles as a high-growth market for many GovCon firms as agencies seek to upgrade the technology infrastructures that underpin their health initiatives. ExecutiveGov, one of four Executive Mosaic news websites at the intersection of the public and private sectors, has highlighted comments from government leaders […] More

  • VA Launches Open Source Health Record - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Launches Open Source Health Record

    The Department of Veteran Affairs announced the Open Source Electronic Health Record Agent has begun operations and will serve as the central governing body of a new open source electronic health record community. According to the VA, the launch marks an important milestone for the joint efforts of VA and the Department of Defense in […] More

  • VA Announces Finalists for Innovation Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Announces Finalists for Innovation Competition

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week the twelve finalists that have been selected for the latest innovation initiative competition. The competition, which aims to generate new ideas to help service-disabled veterans obtain meaningful employment, received more than 700 proposals submitted by department employees. According to VA, peer review, enabled by crowd-sourcing technology […] More

  • VA Announces Social Media Policy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Announces Social Media Policy

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced today a new social media policy regarding the secure use of online platforms like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The policy, titled “VA Directive 6515: Use of Web-Based Collaboration Technologies,“ outlines the rules for the department and its employees to leverage these types of platforms to enhance communication, stakeholder […] More

  • VA Awards Veteran Entrepreneur Programs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Awards Veteran Entrepreneur Programs

    The Veterans Administration last week announced its Industry Innovation Competition awards. The spotlighted projects submitted by commercial and nonprofit organizations will help veteran entrepreneurs and veteran health IT. “Continuously evaluating new solutions drives VA's transformation and helps us deliver better care with responsible cost containment,“ said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “These innovative […] More

  • VA Sets Out to Map Veteran Genes - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA Sets Out to Map Veteran Genes

    Last week, a little-known Veterans Affairs project launched its big mission to discover the affect genes have on health. What began as a pilot project at one VA hospital has blossomed into the Million Veteran Program. Seeking to improve healthcare by personalizing screening and treatment, VA's Million Veteran Program will pull together genetic, military exposure, […] More

  • VA, AFGE Reach Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    VA, AFGE Reach Agreement

    Anti-union fervor may be sweeping across the states, but the federal government hasn't jumped on the bandwagon yet. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Federation of Government Employees reached an agreement last week on new national collective bargaining rights. The first since 1997, this new agreement elevates VA's involvement in the union, alters […] More

  • Enhanced VA Healthcare Enrollment Opportunity Closing for Certain Veterans - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Enhanced VA Healthcare Enrollment Opportunity Closing for Certain Veterans

    Combat veterans who were discharged from active duty service before Jan. 28, 2003, have until Jan. 27, 2011 to take advantage of enhanced healthcare enrollment opportunities through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 gives combat veterans who served after Nov. 11, 1998, but separated from service before […] More

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