Chairman of the House Veteran Affairs Committee, Rep. Jeff Miller (R., Fla.) praised the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for “formally removing” the embattled director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, late Monday night, but questions still remain.
Two years after a major security breach compromised the personal information of over 4,000 veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to suffer from systemic “security weaknesses,” according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
On Thursday, members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee grilled Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson on what they say is inadequate implementation of legislation intended to reform the marred agency.
My must read of the day is “Veterans Affairs tries to move forward,” in the Hill.
The Veterans Affairs Inspector General referred at least 17 cases tied to allegations of wait-time manipulation to the Department of Justice for prosecution, and the agency has declined to prosecute all of them. Both agencies have refused to comment on the reasons behind the lack of prosecutions.
The VA said the day care center in the office “joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program,” which means children should get boring things in their jack-o-lantern buckets, like raisins and pencils.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General on Monday denied hiding a 2008 report that identified improper manipulations of patient wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital where up to 40 veterans died while awaiting care.
The Veterans Affairs Department is firing four senior executives in the wake of a scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records to cover up wait times.