• House Committee Pledges to Keep Working on Addressing Veterans Suicide

    House Committee Pledges to Keep Working on Addressing Veterans Suicide0

    House Veterans’ Affairs Committee lawmakers expressed their frustrations with addressing the ongoing problem of veteran suicide during a hearing Monday evening, Military Times reported. Just hours prior to the scheduled hearing a veteran took his own life outside the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, according to the report. The latest suicide

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  • Nodjomian Named Matrix Design Group CEO

    Nodjomian Named Matrix Design Group CEO0

    Sal Nodjomian is now the CEO of Matrix Design Group, Inc., the company announced last week. Nodjomian previously served as the executive vice president and director of Matrix’s government consulting services. He replaces Dan Schnepf, Matrix’s founder, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors and chief financial officer. Matrix Design Group has been

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  • DOD Medical Mistake Victims to Testify on Capitol Hill

    DOD Medical Mistake Victims to Testify on Capitol Hill0

    Victims of military medical mistakes will appear before the House Armed Services Committee next week to testify that Congress should change laws preventing malpractice cases against the Defense Department, Military Times reported. The April 30 hearing will focus on a 1950 Supreme Court ruling referred to as the Feres doctrine that lower courts have repeatedly

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  • VA Makes Push to Work with More Vet-Owned Businesses

    VA Makes Push to Work with More Vet-Owned Businesses0

    The VA has set new goals to boost contracts awarded to small businesses owned by veterans and disabled veterans, according to Military.com. The VA is seeking to award at least 15% of more than $26 billion in procurement contracts to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB), and 17% to Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), it announced in a

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  • Upcoming VA Mission Act Rollout Expected to be Bumpy

    Upcoming VA Mission Act Rollout Expected to be Bumpy0

    The White House and congressional leaders are both issuing late warnings that the VA “Mission Act” to improve veterans’ access private health care will experience a bumpy rollout, Government Executive reported. The VA is in final preparations to implement the bipartisan measure that President Trump signed into law in 2017 but has faced pushback from

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  • Trump Signs Two Bills to Help Veterans

    Trump Signs Two Bills to Help Veterans0

    President Donald Trump last week signed two bipartisan bills to help communities address unemployment and homelessness among veterans and ensure GI Bill housing payments. Congress passed the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act and the Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act in December. Military Times outlines how the bills will support veterans, transitioning service members

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