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2010-02-23 12:38:00

Management and Accountability System Found Effective WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that all information technology (IT) projects at the Department will now be managed under its program management and accountability system (PMAS). "We will end projects that don't work, streamline those that do, and focus on the responsibility we have for achieving maximum value for our Veterans," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K....

2010-02-18 15:20:00

Shinseki Asks VA Employees To Submit Creative Ideas WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki launched the "Veterans Health IT Innovation Initiative," an employee-based Health Information Technology (HIT) competition to spur VA's transformation into a 21st Century organization that is Veteran-centric, results-oriented, and forward-looking. "This competition is rooted in the simple belief that the people who work on the front lines of...

2010-02-10 13:35:00

Congressman Gave Veterans a "Strong Voice on Capitol Hill" WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki mourned the loss of Rep. John P. Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations' subcommittee on defense and a champion of the Nation's Veterans. Murtha died Feb. 8 at age 77. "As the first Vietnam War combat Veteran elected to Congress and a career Reservist, Congressman Murtha understood the challenges that our Nation's servicemembers...

2010-01-15 15:29:00

Contract Will Build New Outpatient Clinic WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the award of a $53 million contract to a Florida firm to construct a new clinic in Cape Coral. The new building will replace a Fort Myers facility and expand diagnostic and treatment capacity for southwest Florida's Veterans. "Providing 21st century care to Veterans requires constant investment," said Secretary Shinseki. "This new facility will...

2010-01-14 17:06:00

Key Members of Team Helping Most Severely Wounded WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the hiring of five new Federal Recovery Coordinators, bringing to 20 the number of professionals coordinating care for the most seriously injured service members. "Our Federal Recovery Coordinators are key members of a team of health care professionals, therapists, case managers and other specialists, who make up VA's comprehensive care...

2010-01-07 15:05:00

Shinseki Cites Strides in Energy Efficiency WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced 15 of its medical centers have been cited by the Green Building Initiative for their efforts to achieve sustainable energy. "We continue to take steps to assess and reduce our environmental impact," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said. "Ensuring the sustainability of our facilities across the country gives us energy efficient...

2009-12-03 13:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a national survey of Veterans, active duty service members, activated National Guard and reserve members, and family members and survivors to learn if they are aware of VA services. "By hearing directly from Veterans and their family members, we gain valuable information to help us serve them better. We hope those who receive the...

2009-11-30 11:22:00

Secretary Shinseki Cites Improved Access for Veterans WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced the signing of a lease that will permit the dramatic expansion of services by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Cleveland's Veterans. "Through community partnerships and innovative business practices, we will provide more Veteran-focused services, ensuring Ohio's Veterans have access to 21st century care," said...

2009-11-20 08:58:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patrick W. Dunne, the Under Secretary for Benefits for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), today announced his resignation for early next year. Dunne, who attained the rank of rear admiral while in the U.S. Navy, has been with VA since 2006. As Under Secretary for Benefits since October 2008, Admiral Dunne has directed the administration of VA's disability compensation, pension, education, home loan guaranty, vocational rehabilitation and...

2009-11-19 15:32:00

Comprehensive Study Will Help VA Provide High-Quality Care WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is launching a comprehensive study of women Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War to explore the effects of their military service upon their mental and physical health. "One of my top priorities is to meet the needs of women Veterans," said Secretary Shinseki. "Our...


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