Department of Veteran Affairs

MLB and Cincinnati Reds Help Open Veteran Resource Center

mlb tribute for heroes 2013

While the eyes of baseball fans across the world may be focused on the All-Star game in Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, a few miles away many area veterans are reaping the benefits of a gift from Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds. As an extension of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans initiative, MLB and the Reds, in conjunction with the n... more

Veterans in Business -

Shaking hands over a deal

The VA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization promotes business ownership and expansion for veterans. They provide resource assistance for veterans and service-disabled veterans who are considering starting or expanding a business. The staff works with all federal agencies, large contractors and not-for-profit assistance organi... more

IG Report: 300,000 Veterans Died While Waiting for Health Care at VA

A visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif., on April 2, 2015. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

WASHINGTON -- More than 300,000 American military veterans likely died while waiting for health care -- and nearly twice as many are still waiting -- according to a new Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general report. The IG report says "serious" problems with enrollment data are making it impossible to determine exactly how many veter... more

VA Hospital Dumped Patient Records With Social Security, Personal Info

This April 13, 2015, photos shows the exterior of the grand rotunda entry to the historic Black Hills VA in Hot Springs, S.D. Kristina Barker/AP

A Veterans Affairs hospital in South Dakota has waited more than two months to notify 1,100 patients that files containing their Social Security numbers and other personal information were dumped in a trash bin. The Rapid City Journal reports that the data breach at the VA Hot Springs hospital took place in May, but it wasn't until July 29 that... more

VA Secretary Nominee Not a Health Care Expert

VA Secretary Robert McDonald

"The VA is a large and troubled organization," said Robert Bies, a management professor at Georgetown University'sMcDonough School of Business. "What's really missing is management of the culture. You have to have someone who can manage complex organizations, and (McDonald) has a track record of doing that." Some veterans groups question McDo... more

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