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VA-Style Union-Busting Executive Orders To Erode Federal Union Power

President Donald Trump, through executive orders, rolled out a series of attacks against unions and bureaucratic bloat to reform the federal government of “waste,...

Veterans Affairs Strips Employee Rights, Repudiates Master Agreement

The Department of Veterans Affairs just repudiated its 7-year agreement with AFGE Union to allow certain employees like doctors and nurses the right to...

Senate Passes $55 Billion Veterans Health Reform Bill, VA Mission ACT

Lawmakers at a vote of 92-5 passed key Veterans Health Reform legislation today costing taxpayers $55 billion called S. 2372 VA Mission ACT of...

‘New’ Million Veteran Program DNA Database Uses Google Cloud Partner

The Department of Veterans Affairs is still pushing its Million Veteran Program as a “new” DNA database seeking veterans to consent to their DNA...

Bay Pines VA Hits Back Against Malfeasance Allegations, FOIA Fees Outrageous

At least one veteran linked to the Facebook group Bay Pines Exposed took time to record and produce on YouTube his questions of Bay...

Veterans Affairs Trumps States Rights With Telehealth Expansion Laws

The Department of Veterans Affairs just passed a new federal regulation to allow its doctors, nurses and other health care providers to administer care...

VA Says Disability Compensation Changes Due To ‘Modern Medicine’

VA announced its newest round of changes to disability compensation regulations last week ushering in a new sequence of events ultimately designed to reduce...

Robert Wilkie Nominated, Cerner Contract Obvious Litmus Test To Run VA

The day after signing the $10 billion Cerner contract, ten days ahead of schedule, acting VA secretary Robert Wilkie was nominated by the White...

Veterans Affairs To Follow Failed DOD Cerner Electronic Health Record Plan

The Department of Veterans Affairs will go ahead with its previous plan to transition away from its VistA electronic health record system to one...

VA Voc Rehab Partners With SBA To Help Entrepreneurial Disabled Veterans

The Small Business Association just pushed out a press release explaining SBA has partnered with Voc Rehab to help disabled veterans seeking benefits in...

The Swamp Giveth, And The Swamp Taketh Away: Margarita Devlin (Cocker)...

So much for draining the swamp and removing the status quo of cronyism and beltway favors inside the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). The newest...

Press Awarded For Exposing Veterans Affairs ER Bill Denial Scandal

The American Legion recently selected Minneapolis-based KARE 11 News team of journalist AJ Lagoe and producer Steve Eckert for its annual 4th Estate award...

Rep. Brian Mast Being Considered As Next Veterans Affairs Secretary

Rep. Brian Mast of Flordia is on the list of President Donald Trump's candidates for the position of Veterans Affairs Secretary. The position has...

Paralyzed Veterans Of America Applauds Passage Of VA MISSION Act

Paralyzed Veterans of America issued a press release about its support of the VA MISSION Act and the House Committee on Veterans Affairs' passage...

It’s A Girl!

Gretchen and I are pleased to announce the birth of our baby girl, today. If you try to reach me via email, I may...

Ding Dong Thomas Murphy Is Demoted Following IG Report Release

In an email to coworkers today, acting Under Secretary for Benefits (USB) Thomas Murphy announced he is no longer the acting USB, and no...

VA Employees Indicted For Bribery Linked To MiMedx Group, Human Placenta...

Three employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs were indicted on charges of accepting bribes from a pharmaceutical company called MiMedx Group. This is...

Facebook Flags Veterans Affairs Vets.gov Video, Might Be “Fraud And Spam”

Yesterday, Facebook flagged an instructional video from the Department of Veterans Affairs Vets.gov website as possibly being “fraud and spam”. The video was posted...

Veterans With Moderate TBI Four Times More Likely To Develop Dementia

A new study published in the journal JAMA Neurology shows military veterans with even mild TBI are at increased risk of dementia. Veterans with...

Audit: VA Spends $1.9 Billion On Annual Research, Earns Only $316k...

A new GAO report shows VA is investing $1.9 billion annually on research but is only earning $316,000 in royalties and licensure. Research universities...

Illinois State Veterans Home $245 Million Legionnaires’ Debacle After State Governor...

The years-long Legionnaires’ disease crisis at Illinois state veterans homes will cost the state over $245 million to fix after many veterans died from...

Trump May Pick 40-Year VA Insider To Run Veterans Health Administration

President Donald Trump may pick the head of VA medical doctors as the new head of Veterans Health Administration who has been at the...

RAND Study Says VA Healthcare As Good Or Better Than Private...

A new RAND study claims VA healthcare is as good or better than private sector care, at least when respun by VA. For the...

Former UPS Employee Allegedly Stole Painkillers Intended For Veterans

A Casper, Wyoming man and former UPS employee pled not guilty to allegations of stealing painkillers intended for veterans at the VA medical center...

Multi-Year Fly Infestation In VA Operating Rooms, 80 Surgeries Canceled

An undercover reporter wearing a hidden camera at West Los Angeles VA found a multi-year fly infestation in operating rooms at the facility. Over...

Acting VA Secretary Responds To Fox & Friends Chris Wilson Interview

Acting VA secretary Robert Wilkie responded to a Fox & Friends interview of Chris Wilson about his viral story of the unsanitary exam room...

Social Media Blows Up Over Filthy VA Examination Room

Salt Lake City VA stashed a veteran in a filthy examination room for over 45 minutes without taking any steps to ensure it was...

Will Trump’s Next Pick For VA Secretary Have Their Career Ruined,...

So far, President Donald Trump is batting two for two in picking nominees for VA secretary who go on to have their careers ruined...

Veterans Choice Program Funding Almost Out

Acting secretary Robert Wilkie tries to sort out the Veterans Choice program mess before congressional funding for the same almost dries up. In two letters...

TIME Lists VA Doctor In World’s Top 100 Most Influential People

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced one of its brain doctors is listed by TIME as among the top 100 most influential people in...

Are The Big Six In Trouble? Dr. Ronny Jackson Is Out,...

The same day Dr. Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary President Donald Trump floated retired Congressman Jeff Miller, again. Trump is...

DHS To Track Journalists And Anyone Else With A Following; Criminals...

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called journalists concerned about its new database “tin foil hat” conspiracy nuts for worrying about the federal government...

Trump VA Nominee Allegedly Got Drunk Overseas, Yawn

Allegations against the Trump VA nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs is swiftly veering in the direction of a witch-hunt with naysayers...

Allegations Of Mismanagement, Drinking On Job Delay VA Confirmation

New allegations just surfaced against VA secretary nominee Ronny Jackson including drinking on the job, improperly dispensing meds, and fostering a hostile work environment...

Veterans Have A Chance To Shape VA Vocational Rehabilitation Policy

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced an upcoming opportunity for members of the public to participate in an upcoming Advisory Committee meeting about VA...

Acting VA Secretary Visits Opioid Memorial

Last week, VA acting secretary Robert Wilkie took time to visit the National Safety Counsel opioid memorial called “Prescribed to Death” and created a...

Anthrax Vaccine: Five Things You Need To Know About The Leaked...

The Army memo about the bad batches of the Anthrax Vaccine circulating the web over the past week caused a great deal of confusion....

‘Suspicious’ Korean War Veteran Death Being Investigated By Multiple Agencies

Multiple agencies are investigating the “suspicious” death of HR McMaster, Sr., a Korean War Veteran and father of the former National Security Advisor, General...

Some Veterans To Get More Student Loan Forgiveness Benefits

President Donald Trump moved to adjust protocol in the Department of Education to help some disabled veterans have an easier time fully discharging their...

For-Profit College Owner Guilty In Bribery Scheme

The owner of a privately owned for-profit college pled guilty in a $2 million bribery scheme involving a corrupt VA Voc Rehab counselor who...

Leaked Anthrax Vaccine Memo Likely Authentic

A new PDF memo purportedly from the Department of the Army concerning bad batches of the questionable Anthrax vaccine has been confirmed as originating...

DAV, VSOs Snub White House, Honor Fired VA Secretary Shulkin With...

Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the largest organization of disabled veterans, held a private award ceremony to honor fired VA secretary David Shulkin and his...

Was Congress Hard Enough On Facebook CEO?

With all the hoopla about Facebook over the past week, I wanted to get your take on questions from Congress. Some of the lawmakers...

Bombs Away In Syria, But Is Veterans Affairs Ready To Serve...

Now that Trump chose to bomb Syria, one of the next issues should be ensuring the Department of Veterans Affairs is equipped to handle...

VA Put Veterans’ Lives At Risk By Not Running Background Checks

VA did not conduct background checks of any kind prior to employing over 6,000 new medical personnel according to a recent IG investigation. Additionally,...

Veterans Affairs Still Failing To Address Cybersecurity Right Says Watchdog

The Department of Veterans Affairs still failing to properly secure its information systems from cyberattacks according to an audit conducted by a third party....

Can I Lose My 100 Percent Disability Rating If I Find...

Mailroom: The simple answer to this common question about your 100 percent disability rating is, “Maybe.” But rather than guess about your own disability...

Vatican Or Bust: Shulkin And Wife Had Second Europe Trip Planned

Former VA secretary David Shulkin had a second European trip scheduled with his wife that included a three-day conference at the Vatican scheduled as...

Malpractice: Veterans Affairs Negligently Induced Deadly Allergic Reaction, Pays $500,000 To...

Veterans Affairs recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $500,000 involving an 84-year-old veteran who died from an allergic reaction to the medication the...

Facebook Says It Stopped ‘Top Secret’ Plan To Mine Medical Records,...

Facebook reportedly shelved one of its “top secret” projects led by Dr. Freddy Abnousi, to correlate anonymized medical records with that of its user...

Veterans Affairs Doctor Fired For Sexually Molesting Veterans

A doctor employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs is facing charges for allegedly molesting veterans who were enrolled for healthcare in the Syracuse...

Award-Winning Former Army Attorneys Busted In VA ‘Nepotism’ Scheme

VA OIG just issued a report into its investigation of a former award-winning civilian team of Army attorneys Robert Fleck and Kristina Wiercinski who...

Fed Cir: Veterans Can Now Get Disability From Pain Alone, VA...

The Federal Circuit just reversed years of bad case law finding veterans can receive a service-connected disability for pain alone without a present diagnosis...

Can White House Fix Veterans Affairs Double Standard On Racism?

The White House and the new acting secretary of Veterans Affairs have a troubling double standard to address on racist statements made on Facebook...

Veterans Affairs Has An $8 Million Sexual Harassment Problem

Lax sexual harassment policies and investigations have forced American taxpayers to fund millions in settlements to victims of Veterans Affairs supervisors perpetrating acts including masturbation, groping and sexual assault.

The Big Six Veterans Organizations Butt-Hurt Over Ronny Jackson Pick, The...

Dr. Ronny Jackson, according to Newsweek, will go from managing 58 people to over 350,000, $200 billion, and an army of government contractors if...

Shulkin Out At Veterans Affairs, Trump Nominee Lacks Management Experience

President Trump pulled a fast one on Veterans Affairs today by terminating David Shulkin and announcing his replacement by another doctor without significant management...

Veteran Suicide In Waiting Room At John Cochran VA Medical Center

St. Louis police reported Monday that a veteran suicide occurred in the waiting room of John Cochran VA Medical Center. Authorities in VA informed the...

Third Time’s A Charm? Toby Cosgrove Floated As Veterans Affairs Secretary,...

The former CEO of Cleveland Clinic Dr. Toby Cosgrove is being again floated as a possible head of the Department of Veterans Affairs to...

Marvel Comics Chairman ‘Regrets’ Recommending Shulkin

The chairman of Marvel Comics (ie Marvel Entertainment) feels betrayed by Secretary David Shulkin after putting his name out there for selection by President...