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Weekly Round-up: August 1, 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014 - 15:53
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 15:47
John Kamensky   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.

A Conversation with Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday, April 11th, 2014 - 11:16
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As veterans separate or retire from the military, transitioning to civilian life can be hard. The federal government has the obligation to ensure that returning veterans have access to and use of hard-earned benefits that can ease this transition. With some one million veterans likely to separate or retire in the next five years and many young veterans unemployed, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs manages a portfolioof educational and job training services for eligible veterans to enhance their economic opportunity and successful transition.

Weekly Round-up: April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4th, 2014 - 9:07
Friday, April 4, 2014 - 08:53
John Kamensky

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.

Conversations with Authors Series with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 - 14:56
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How do outreach organizations assist government agencies in delivery services? What dynamics lead to effective collaboration between these outreach organizations and government programs? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores Collaboration between Government and Outreach Organizations: A Case Study of the Department of Veterans Affairs with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller on A Special Editor of The Business of Government Hour -- A Conversation with Authors.
Radio show date: 
Mon, 02/17/2014
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How do outreach organizations assist government agencies in delivery services? What dynamics lead to effective collaboration between these outreach organizations and government programs? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores Collaboration between Government and Outreach Organizations: A Case Study of the Department of Veterans Affairs with Professors Lael Keiser and Susan Miller on A Special Editor of The Business of Government Hour -- A Conversation with Authors.

Predicting Famine Through Analytics

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 - 14:19
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 13:11
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.

From Data to Decisions III

Monday, November 11th, 2013 - 16:04
Today’s senior managers are tempted to begin analytics programs before determining the mission-essential questions they are seeking data to answer.  Older data-based analytics efforts often grew out of the discoveries of line employees who made connections and saw patterns in data after receiving new software or hardware that helped them make sense of what they were studying.

Collaborating to Make a Difference

Monday, September 16th, 2013 - 10:05
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 09:49
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.
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