On Tuesday, the newest VA Secretary was confirmed to lead the country's second largest federal agency under President Joe Biden. A nonveteran, Secretary Denis McDonough will now lead the agency responsible for providing benefits and services to over 20 million veterans while managing over 300,000 employees and the nation’s largest socialized healthcare system. The annual … [Read more...] about Does New VA Secretary Have What It Takes?
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There is a change happening in Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) executive leadership following historic transformations to improve the program for veterans. The recently departed executive director William Streitberger will be missed after years of massive improvements, and I wanted to take a few minutes to extend my gratitude. Will moved on to run the Chicago … [Read more...] about Veteran Readiness And Employment Service Executive Director Departs After Historic Transformation And Improvements
Two former leaders of a veterans home for elderly veterans were reportedly indicted for management decisions linked to dozens of coronavirus deaths. The criminal prosecution is considered the first of its kind in the nation against two former Holyoke Soldiers’ Home leaders. The state-run facility saw one of the deadliest outbreaks at a long-term care facility in the country … [Read more...] about 2 Charged For Role In Veteran Coronavirus Deaths At Veterans Home
Veterans nationwide are reporting their disability pay was re-routed through an e-Benefits hack directing payments to unknown bank accounts linked to pre-paid debit cards. Meanwhile, various news outlets are reporting an unusual spike in pre-paid credit cards funding political campaigns with potentially anonymous donors. Is there a connection? Are veterans being exploited … [Read more...] about Is Veterans’ Benefits Theft Scheme Somehow Linked To Pre-Paid Credit Card Campaign Fundraising Scheme?
The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted by press release that 46,000 veterans were victims of an agency data breach while withholding details that fired up some in Congress. The agency’s press release stated, “A preliminary review indicates these unauthorized users gained access to the application to change financial information and divert payments from VA by using … [Read more...] about Hackers Exploit Known VA Cybersecurity Weaknesses In Massive Data Breach