The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Technology Modernization holds hearing
By PVA Staff
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Technology Modernization held a hearing on April 2 entitled, “Mapping the Challenges and Progress of the Office of Information and Technology (OIT).” Unfortunately, VA failed to send a representative to the hearing. VA’s OIT Chief was scheduled to testify at a later hearing so the Subcommittee requested VA to send the Deputy. VA failed to respond to that request.
The absence of a VA representative made it difficult to conduct a hearing since no one was present from OIT to answer questions or provide any insight on the current state of VA’s IT management. In light of the Chief’s absence, the Subcommittee determined that VA faces quite a few challenges that must be addressed to ensure the correct implementation of both the VA MISSION Act and Appeals Modernization.