By Debbie Gregory. A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employee was arrested for stealing the personal information of veterans and fellow VA employees in order to sell the information for personal gain. Phillip Hill of Benton, Arkansas, has been charged with aggravated identity theft, attempting to traffic social security numbers, and possessing “device-making equipment.” […]
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By Debbie Gregory. Congratulations to Delphine Metcalf-Foster, who has been elected National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans. Metcalf-Foster was chosen over roughly 10 other candidates at the organization’s 96th National Convention in New Orleans. Metcalf-Foster is the first woman candidate, as well as the first African-American female, to head up the DAV’s most important […]
By Debbie Gregory. Opioid theft, missing prescriptions, and unauthorized drug use by staff at federal hospitals has increased sharply since 2009, according to a recent investigation. Now, federal authorities are stepping up investigations at more than 1,100 Veterans Affairs medical centers. The investigation by the Associated Press revealed that drugs intended for patients simply disappeared. […]
By Debbie Gregory. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has made a lofty promise to Veterans: by December, they will have same-day access to primary care appointments and mental health services at the VA. McDonald, who was hired in the wake of a scandal over appointment wait times that led to the resignation […]
By Debbie Gregory. As it becomes easier and easier to access and utilize sensitive information online, it is critical that individuals protect their identity and sensitive information from cyber threats. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is doing its part to protect the Veterans it serves. The VA has made a commitment to safeguard the […]
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