The Veterans Benefits Administration is falling short in the way it is managing the progress of its Veteran’s Benefits Management System (VBMS), a system that was responsible for processing $63 billion in claims in 2014, Valerie Melvin, director of information technology at the Government Accountability Office, told the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.


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The Department of Veterans Affairs suspended the use of the Yammer social sharing platform after a scathing Inspector General report found mass violations of VA security policy that may have put veterans’ personal information at risk. In an email sent to all VA employees Thursday, VA officials said use of Yammer has been susepended effecitive […] […]

As many as 50,000 Department of Veterans Affairs employees took part in an unauthorized internal social network that may have compromised VA data as far back as 2008, according to the results of an investigation released today. In a heavily-redacted 21-page report, released Thursday in response to a Freedom of Information Action request by MeriTalk, […] […]

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has named Dan Galik to be the agency’s new acting chief information security officer, MeriTalk has learned. Galik, VA’s former Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Security Operations, will replace Stan Lowe, who announced his retirement on Aug. 7. “Daniel Galik will serve as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Information […] […]