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2009-08-19 11:08:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki today announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is awarding more than $898,000 to URS Group Inc., a St. Louis-based company, to design a gravesite expansion project at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. "Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery is one of our busiest cemeteries," Secretary Shinseki said. "We will continue to serve the Veterans of Missouri by developing new...

2009-08-18 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A ceremony memorializing 64 soldiers and their family members who protected southwestern New Mexico from Apache attacks in the mid-1800s was held July 28 by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Interior. The remains of the Fort Craig residents originally buried at the fort's cemetery and disinterred by the Interior Department in 2007 were recently reburied with full military honors at VA's Santa Fe National Cemetery....

2009-08-14 13:23:00

Additional 28 New Community Vet Centers WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that combat Veterans will receive readjustment counseling and other assistance in 28 additional communities across the country where the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will establish Vet Centers in 2010. "VA is committed to providing high-quality outreach and readjustment counseling to all combat Veterans," Secretary Shinseki said....

2009-07-24 12:49:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VistA Imaging, the medical and health care imaging system used in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, attained over one billion stored images in January this year, according to the department. "Using this technology, VA has established an unprecedented number of medical images in its database, allowing VA physicians immediate access to patient records regardless of their location," said Dr. Gerald Cross, VA's acting under...

2009-07-21 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected Anakam.TFA(R) Two-Factor Authentication as the enterprise authentication tool for remote access to VA systems, a key enabling technology to help the VA provide more veteran-centric benefit and healthcare services online. Anakam(R) provides the VA a cost-effective citizen-facing two-factor authentication solution delivered through multiple channels without the cost and administrative burden of tokens or...

2009-07-17 14:49:00

Assistant Secretary Sepulveda, Acting Under Secretary Muro Pledge Inclusion WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining other top administration officials addressing America's Hispanic leaders this week at the 80th annual convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) were two Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) executives with pledges of ethnic inclusion and outreach to Veterans from the nation's second largest government department. The conference in...

2009-07-17 10:02:00

Initial 45 Projects Targeted for New Department-Wide Management System WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it will temporarily halt 45 information technology projects which are either behind schedule or over budget. These projects will be reviewed, and it will be determined whether these projects should be continued. "Leveraging the power of Information Technology to accelerate and modernize the delivery of benefits...

2009-07-15 15:49:00

New Facility to Centralize Acute Psychiatric Care WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of a $26 million contract to a San Francisco firm to construct a new 80-bed acute psychiatric facility at VA's Palo Alto Health Care System. "Not all the wounds of war are visible," said Dr. Gerald Cross, VA's Acting Under Secretary for Health. "This new facility will ensure the Veterans of central California receive 21st century care...

2009-07-10 13:22:00

WASHINGTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded a $26.9 million contract to design and build a free-standing spinal cord injury center at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center. The contract was awarded to the C3T Construction Company of Milwaukee, a service-disabled, Veteran-owned small business. The 67,000-square-foot building will have a connecting tunnel, providing access to the hospital, and replace a smaller unit in the main hospital...

2009-07-09 15:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) upgrade of programs and services for women Veterans, the Department's Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises VA on issues and programs affecting women Veterans, recently traveled to the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas. "Enhancing care for women Veterans is one of Secretary Shinseki's top priorities," said Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, director of VA's Center...


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