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Treating the Invisible Wounds of War

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 - 10:01
Today, we are more likely to talk about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and related mental health issues such as alcohol and substance use as they are recognized medical conditions with effective treatments available. Since September 11, 2001, more than 2.69 million troops have returned from deployments to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Profile in Leadership: VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin

Friday, March 24th, 2017 - 9:10
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Profile in Leadership: Who is Dr. David Shulkin? What is his leadership philosophy? What can we learn about him from his time leading the Veterans Health Administration? Join us for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Profile in Leadership as he explores these questions and more.
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Mon, 03/06/2017
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Profile in Leadership: Who is Dr. David Shulkin? What is his leadership philosophy? What can we learn about him from his time leading the Veterans Health Administration? Join host Michael Keegan next week for a special edition of The Business of Government Hour – A Profile in Leadership as he explores these questions and more.

Leadership in Action - Summer 2016 The Business of Government Magazine

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 - 13:27
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 12:50

Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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Though much has changed since that time, Lincoln’s sentiment remains constant in the mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Changes in society, advances in technology, and the aftermath of recent military conflicts only underscore the importance of such a mission and the need to get it right.

What Does It Take for People to Do the Right Thing?

Monday, June 20th, 2016 - 8:20
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:16
A recent report for the IBM Center by a team of Northeastern University researchers, Gilbert Nyaga, Gary Young, and Russ Moran, offers a case study of what it takes to help people do the right thing.  In this case, they examine efforts to effectively manage medical supplies on the front line within the vast network of Veterans hospitals.  Much of it boils down to the right mix of hands-on management, good training, standardized processes, and a dash of

Ten Actions to Improve Inventory Management in Government: Lessons From VA Hospitals

Monday, June 20th, 2016 - 6:34
The authors found five major challenges to improving inventory management in the public sector.

Weekly Round-up: September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12th, 2014 - 10:50
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:58
 John Kamensky OMB Updates Performance.gov.  OMB posted third quarter performance progress updates for cross-agency and agency-specific priority goals on performance.gov.  In an accompanying blog post, OMB director Shawn Donovan highlights some specific accomplishments.

Curtis Coy

Friday, February 14th, 2014 - 16:27
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How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Curtis Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Next week on The Business of Government Hour.
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Mon, 05/26/2014
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How does the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs promote employment opportunities for veterans? What is VA doing to enhance opportunities for veterans to obtain knowledge and skills to properly transition into civilian life? What programs provide opportunities for veterans to obtain, retain and adapt at home?

Curtis Coy

Friday, February 14th, 2014 - 16:26
Curtis “Curt” L. Coy was appointed deputy under secretary for economic opportunity in the Department of Veterans Affairs on May 9, 2011. In this role, Coy oversees all education benefits (GI Bill), loan guaranty service (VA loans), vocational rehabilitation and employment issues.

Conversation with Authors: Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - 15:00
Lael R. Keiser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and in the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri, where she teaches courses on public policy and public administration. Her research focuses on policy implementation in public agencies with a focus on Social Security Disability, Veterans Disability Compensation, and public education.
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