Department of Veterans Affairs News
Thursday, January 21, 2016 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National
VA Secretary Bob McDonald briefed the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on VA’s transformation strategy, MyVA, specifically addressing its plan to modernize VA. He highlighted 12 priorities designed to improve delivery of timely care and benefits, improving the veteran experience, and reforming internal systems. Briefing attendees expressed hope for lasting change. The MyVA concept has been deployed to states with the intent of generating local MyVA boards. Former president and chief executive officer of USAA, retired Army Major General Joe Robles, serves as the national MyVA committee chairman.
Monday, March 9, 2015 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National
Indianapolis VA staff e-mails revealed unprofessional ridiculing of veterans, including suicide.
Monday, February 2, 2015 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National
The 2016 VA budget proposal for health care next year boosts spending on mental health treatment and services, caregiver programs and health care for female veterans. The $446 million for women's health programs reflects an increase of 8.3 percent.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) was honored by VA Secretary Bob McDonald for her work in creating the VA Center for Women Veterans. The Center is a special bureau within the VA that advocates for women veterans by ensuring health care benefits and other programs effectively meet women’s needs.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Category: Department of Veterans Affairs - National
Bob McDonald, former Procter & Gamble CEO, will take over the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department. The U.S. Senate voted unanimously, 97-0, to confirm McDonald to tackle the myriad problems facing the agency.