Posts Tagged: Department of Veterans Affairs

Making Bureaucracy Better

Bureaucracy – it’s not a word that inspires a whole lot of positive feelings these days. To the public, it can symbolize government inefficiency and unresponsiveness. To the federal worker, it often represents a rigid structure that stifles their agency’s agility. Bureaucracy can be overwhelming, even painful, but it doesn’t have to be. And for… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER: VA deputy CIO Warren leaving

Stephen Warren, who has served as the deputy chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than seven years, will step down from that post later this month, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER has learned. LaVerne Council, the new VA CIO, made the announcement in an e-mail to staff on Thursday. Warren is known for… Read more »

The Dunce Cap For Government Agencies

The government, like first-grade classrooms, has a system to draw attention to those who have misbehaved. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed a list, issued every two years, that identifies programs that are underperforming and need significant improvement. Chris Mihm, Managing Director of Strategic Issues for the GAO, spoke with Christopher Dorobek for the… Read more »

Dept of VA DepSec Gould taking live questions on Weds at 10:00 AM

Deputy Secretary Scott Gould and Glenn Haggstrom, the Executive Director for Acquisitions, Logistics and Construction at VA will take questions on VA acquisitions & procurement, as well as provide an update to VA’s Supplier Relationship Transformation Initiative via live webinar Wednesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST. This webinar is a follow-up to the Supplier… Read more »

Webinar next Wednesday on VA’s Supplier Relationship Transformation Effort

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 9 at 10:00 AM EST to discuss the status of its Supplier Relationship Transformation Effort. VA began this innovative effort, working with the vendor community, to effectively and efficiently deliver the highest quality cost-effective products and services to Veterans, at the right time,… Read more »