Department of Veterans Affairs

The Republican Party Has a VA Problem, Too: Privatization Isn't Popular
May 22, 2014

Republicans' "small government" alternative to the VA is unpopular with veterans.

The VA Scandal May Become the New Benghazi—And Not Because the Right Cares About Veterans
May 21, 2014

Three related things to keep in mind about the unfolding VA scandal.

Can Electronic Medical Records Improve Our Health Without Jeopardizing Our Privacy?
November 25, 2011

[Guest Post by Darius Tahir] Early this September Stanford Hospital discovered that somebody had posted personal data for nearly 20,000 emergency room patients online, so that anyone who happened across the page could look up everything from the patients’ names to the codes identifying their various diagnoses. Worse still, the data had been online for more than a year. The tale of how the data ended up online involves the sort of slapstick you expect from a bad sitcom.

Rehab
May 14, 2010

This week, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the "drug czar" office, unveiled its first National Drug Control Strategy.

Obama's Final Four
December 10, 2009

No, not that final four. This final four, from the OMB blog: [E]arlier this year, President Obama launched the SAVE Award — a program that offered every federal employee the chance to submit ideas about how government can save money and perform better. Over the course of three weeks, federal employees submitted more than 38,000 ideas. Staff at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assessed the submissions and narrowed them down to the final four ideas presented below. Voting began on Monday and will only remain open until 11:59pm tomorrow [that's Thursday].