Dr. Baligh Yehia is the Former Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the nation’s largest integrated health care system caring for over 8.5 million Veterans at 1,700+ sites across the country. As the Former Chief Executive of VA Community Care, Dr. Yehia led VA in its transformational journey to provide Veterans with easy access to personalized care from a robust network of federal and private providers. Committed to improving the patient experience, Dr.
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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In May, the VA announced a partnership with two veterans service organizations -- the Disabled American Veterans and The American Legion -- to reduce the backlog of claims for veterans benefits by encouraging the filing of “fully developed claims.” Such claims can be expedited in half the time it takes to process a regular claim.
The Famine Early Warning System is an interagency network among federal agencies and the United Nations that began in 1985, using scientific data to target about $1.5 billion in food aid from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to those who need it most. Participating federal agencies include the U.S.
IT Reform Bill, Redux. A bipartisan group of congressmen have unveiled a new IT acquisition reform bill, writes Sean Lyngaas, Federal Computer Week. The bill would create a Digital Government Office in OMB, headed by a presidentially-appointed, Senate confirmed CIO.