August 8, 2017

DOD’s Supply Agency Shows Need for Spending Reform

Last week, an outside accounting firm determined the Department of Defense (DOD) is once again unable to complete an audit. President Trump has pledged to strengthen America’s military, but this failure to produce an audit continues to undermine the president’s efforts to shore up our national defense. The DOD is the only federal agency not… Read more »

August 7, 2017

Purple Heart Day

Today is Purple Heart Day, a day we set aside to remember and honor those who’ve received the Purple Heart for being wounded or killed in combat. The award is one of the most prestigious that a member of the military can receive, as it indicates a level of danger and sacrifice that not all… Read more »

August 7, 2017

Veterans and Registered Voters Agree Vets Should be Allowed to Seek Care Outside the VA Medical System

Veterans and registered voters widely support allowing vets to seek medical care outside the VA system. Responding to a new poll, 98 percent of veterans and 95 percent of registered voters surveyed said they favored giving veterans more choice over their health care by allowing them to receive services from medical facilities or providers beyond… Read more »

August 3, 2017

Pentagon’s Poor Record-Keeping and Reckless Spending Creates Need for Reform

Men and women in the armed forces are held to the highest standards and taught discipline, respect and service to our country. Those high standards should be reflected by the Pentagon in the way that it conducts its fiscal affairs and record-keeping. Recent failures in the Department of Defense’s bookkeeping procedures have resulted in the… Read more »

August 3, 2017

#VAFail – Former DC VA Director Refuses to Hand Over “Sensitive” Emails Sent to Wife

The former Director of the D.C. VA Medical Center, Brian Hawkins, is the focus of another report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) this week; this time putting VA confidential information at risk. Hawkins, who was demoted in April due to failing “to provide effective leadership”, was finally fired on Friday. A recent report… Read more »

August 2, 2017

Vets Overwhelmingly Favor Health Care Choice at the VA [NEW POLL]

Ninety-eight percent of veterans favor more health care choices outside the existing VA medical system, according to a new poll released by Concerned Veterans for America. Among the poll’s key findings: Ninety-two percent of veterans think it is very or extremely important that lawmakers in Washington improve the way health care is provided to veterans;… Read more »

August 2, 2017

VA Hires Whistleblower to Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a crucial step forward to increase transparency and accountability by hiring someone who has first-hand experience of the systemic toxic culture at the VA. Brandon Coleman, a Marine veteran who worked at the Phoenix VA hospital as an addiction therapist was hired to work at the new VA… Read more »