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AUDIT: Despite Billions In IT Spending, VA Still Needs IT Update

A GAO report says VA health care is unsafe in part due to its outdated IT systems that require a significant update despite IT...

Memorial Day – See You Tomorrow

I am taking the day off. I wish you all a reflective Memorial Day and look forward to fighting the good fight May 31.

Audit: VA Mishandles Non-VA Healthcare Payments

A recent audit shows VA is giving non-VA healthcare providers the same runaround when they try to get paid that VA gives veterans trying...

Veterans Fear VA Gun Rights Policy

Veterans are still fearful of harmful gun rights policies if they seek mental health care for PTSD after serving in combat to defend the...

Big Bucks In Veterans’ Blood Biobank

VA appears to be gearing up for a big push of its blood biobank to play a major role in new disease-fighting initiatives involving...

Recent Articles

Major Changes Afoot Within VA Vocational Rehabilitation

There are major changes afoot within the VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment program - - some might even call it a facelift...

Buchanan Report Interview With Krause On VA Privacy – 11/12/19, 8pm CST

Wow, it's been a couple of weeks since I've written anything publicly, and I wanted to come out of my trench with...

IG: Massive Violation Of VA Privacy Rules Affected Undisclosed Number Of Veterans

An IG report confirmed allegations into privacy rule violations that led to over 25,000 “remote access users” having improper access to an...

FY 2020 Voc Rehab Stipend Rates Increased From Previous Year

Many veterans using the GI Bill may be unaware they are qualified for thousands more in benefits through Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment.

Video Q&A – Does VA Voc Rehab Still Pay For Graduate Degrees?

VA Voc Rehab Counselors are telling disabled veterans that VA Vocational Rehabilitation no longer approves graduate degrees, but is this true or...

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