Veterans Senate: Tester Sets a High Bar for New Head of VA Office of Information and Technology

“Ranking Member Jon Tester today laid out the challenges and opportunities for the recently-sworn in Assistant VA Secretary for Information and Technology James Gfrerer.”

“In a letter to Gfrerer, Tester addressed his chief concerns for the VA’s Office of Information and Technology, which Tester describes as being “under severe, well-deserved, scrutiny in recent years…”

“Tester cites recent cuts to the VA’s Information and Technology (IT) budget despite new IT infrastructure demands and current system shortcomings. He continues with concerns about the Office’s recent failure to properly implement Tester’s bipartisan Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, or “Forever G.I. Bill,” which delayed monthly housing stipends for student veterans across the nation.”

“In addition, Tester sets a high bar for the VA’s implementation of the new Electronic Health Record system…” Read the full post here.

The letter from Tester is available here.

Source: Tester Sets a High Bar for New Head of VA Office of Information and Technology – January 11, 2019. Veterans Senate.

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