Bob McDonald

Brilliant in 20 Ep. 2 — Values-based leadership with Bob McDonald and LaVerne Council


Brilliant in 20 returns with its second episode, a conversation with Bob McDonald, former secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, about values-based leadership, trust, and culture.

Departed VA CIO Blackburn says Cerner EHR contract will proceed, despite leadership changes


But, he said, that will come with a brief pause to catch new leadership up to speed.

VA awards $22B IT contracts for MyVA transformation


​The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $22.3 billion across numerous contracts Tuesday for the technical support service, program management and infrastructure development behind its MyVA transformation.

VA takes $50M ‘pause’ on health IT project to question its future


Lawmakers worried Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs' requested spending cutback for its health IT modernization project is a sign that the department is still struggling to make meaningful progress toward interoperability with the Defense Department's electronic health records.

VA plans national network to spur medical innovation


​The Department of Veterans Affairs and its employees are responsible for the development of some of humankind's most notable medical innovations — implantable pacemakers, nicotine patches and the first successful liver transplants, to name a few. To continue driving those types of medical breakthroughs, the VA launched the Innovators Network.