The Defense Department's next electronic health record will not be based on the open source architecture that supports the Veterans Affairs Department's EHR.
The Defense Department uses a method for measuring improper healthcare payments to military members that is less comprehensive than the method used by the rest of the government for other healthcare programs, says a Feb. 18 Government Accountability Office report.
The Defense Department doesn't know what resources it needs to sustain it's contracting database, says a Feb. 18 Government Accountability Office report.
The Army, Navy and Marines don't know how many military members have been separated from service due to mental illness that aren't considered service-related, says a Feb. 13 Government Accountability Office report.
A graphical interface that allows electronic health records from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to be viewed side-by-side will be pushed outside of the government's healthcare networks, according to a VA official.
The Defense Department's rollout of a program that matches civilian DoD experts with foreign governments isn't progressing quickly enough, says a Feb. 11 Government Accountability Office report.
While the Defense Department maintains military forces with "unparalleled capabilities," it continues to confront decades-old business management problems, says a Feb. 11 Government Accountability Office report.
The agencies responsible for protecting military technology have taken steps to strengthen oversight, but there are weaknesses that still need to be addressed, says a Feb. 10 Government Accountability Office report.
VA's Office of Information and Technology, or OI&T, requests a total budget authority of $4.13 billion in fiscal 2016 – $231 million more than the fiscal 2015 enacted level and $430 million more than the fiscal 2014 budget.
The Defense Department requests $5.5 billion for "cyber capabilities enhancements" in fiscal 2016, according to a 29-page budget brief outlining the DoD's budget proposal. That's more than one-third of the $14 billion for cybersecurity governmentwide in the president's fiscal 2016 budget request.