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Watchdog suggests VA halt medical records overhaul until lingering issues are resolved

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An outside watchdog is recommending that Veterans Affairs halt deployment of its new electronic medical records system until serious problems with its operations are addressed, but department officials insist the issues won’t create significant delays for the massive project. The new records system — a 10-year, $16 billion project started in 2018 — was one […]

Watchdog suggests VA halt medical records overhaul until lingering issues are resolved

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An outside watchdog is recommending that Veterans Affairs halt deployment of its new electronic medical records system until serious problems with its operations are addressed, but department officials insist the issues won’t create significant delays for the massive project. The new records system — a 10-year, $16 billion project started in 2018 — was one […]

Pentagon watchdog: More child sex assault reforms are needed

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For the second time this year, an independent federal review has faulted the U.S. Department of Defense for how it has responded when children on military bases sexually assault each other. A report released Wednesday by the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General said leaders have downplayed incidents, not cooperated with civilian law enforcement and until […]

Watchdog: 75 percent of sub and aircraft carrier maintenance ended late in recent years

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While the U.S. Navy has spent nearly $3 billion to improve shipyard maintenance performance in recent years, “the shipyards continue to face persistent and substantial maintenance delays that hinder the readiness of aircraft carriers and submarines,” according to a government watchdog report released this week. Three-quarters of the 51 aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance periods […]

Watchdog: Thousands of troops, families may not be getting the mental health care they need

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Thousands of troops and their family members may not be getting the mental health care they need because of a variety of issues with the Defense Department health care system, according to a new report from DoD auditors. Auditors with the DoD Inspector General found that DoD isn’t consistently meeting the requirements under law and […]

Watchdog report: Pompeo acted properly in Saudi arms sale

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WASHINGTON — The State Department’s internal watchdog has found that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not act improperly last year when he approved billions of dollars in arms sales to Saudi Arabia without the consent of Congress. The State Department Office of Inspector General concluded in a report released Tuesday that Pompeo had the […]

Watchdog, lawmakers blast VA’s sexual harassment policies as inadequate

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Following a new report highlighting that more than one-quarter of women working as Veterans Affairs employees experienced sexual harassment, congressional leaders on Wednesday demanded immediate changes in department policies to ensure that such claims are investigated and addressed instead of being overlooked. “The department must make the prevention and addressing of sexual harassment a top […]

Watchdog: More work to do to improve military housing

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Defense and service officials have made some improvements to address health and safety issues in military housing, but many problems still exist with mold and radon remediation, comprehensive inspections and timely repairs, according to a new report from the Pentagon’s watchdog. “If DoD management does not address previous recommendations that were made to improve military […]

Pentagon watchdog to probe Navy’s handling of COVID-19 on ships and subs

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The U.S. Defense Department’s Inspector General will begin looking into how the Navy has prevented and mitigated COVID-19 outbreaks on the service’s ships and submarines. The evaluation will also determine whether measures to prevent the novel coronavirus’ spread have been implemented across the fleet, according to an IG memo sent to the Navy’s auditor general […]