Department of Veteran Affairs

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

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

Senator: 1K Vets May Have Died Over VA Misconduct

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

WASHINGTON -- Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of misconduct by employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. "Too many men and women who bravely fought for our freedom are losing their lives, not at the hands of terrorists or enemy com... more

VA Head: Staff Acted Properly in Cafeteria Death

Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Thursday that staffers at Albuquerque's VA hospital responded properly when a veteran died after collapsing in the medical center's cafeteria. Hospital staff faced scrutiny after the death of 71-year-old Jim Napoleon Garcia, who received CPR on the floor while an ambulanc... more

Volunteer at VA

This summer, thank a veteran, and volunteer the gift of time. Serve as a volunteer at your local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility. For more information, visit the #VASummerofService webpage at or e-mail the Department of Veterans Affairs at Read more news about the Department o... more

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