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Sep 5, 2012

VA investigators interview family of veteran whose room was monitored by covert camera

Department of Veterans Affairs investigators Tuesday interviewed the family of a brain-damaged veteran whose room was monitored by James A. Haley VA Medical Center officials using a camera disguised as a smoke detector.


Veterans Retraining Assistance Program For Unemployed Servicemembers Attracts Thousands

As Congress remains at a loggerheads over how to reform the nation's signature jobs training program, a new opportunity being offered only to unemployed veterans seems to have confirmed one thing: there is a desperate hunger for job training during one of the worst periods of extended unemployment since the Great Depression

Aug 31, 2012 | ABC WASHINGTON

Veteran's Medical Center removes benches

Johnny and George Saxton are sitting in the hot sun on a parking lot retaining wall outside of the Washington, D.C. Veteran's Medical Center. Their discomfort and difficulties have come after hospital administrators removed several benches in front of the building where these brothers and veterans used to sit.

Aug 31, 2012 | EXAMINER

Agencies resist Congress on conference spending data

Demands for a full accounting of federal conference costs are being rebuffed by agencies that can't or won't produce spending records sought by Congress.

Aug 30, 2012 | NEXT GOV

VA held nearly 1,000 conferences during the past three and a half years

The Veterans Affairs Department held 948 conferences attended by 50 or more employees between January 2009 and June 2012, according to a contract notice posted Friday on the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking outside help analyzing the department’s conference planning and spending practices after VA Secretary Eric Shinseki ordered a comprehensive review.