By Mark Flatten | 07/22/14 06:56 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats endorsed the nomination and said they are certain McDonald will be confirmed by the full Senate as the next head of the VA.
By Ed Sykes and Mark Flatten | 07/22/14 11:54 AM
Senior Investigative Reporter Mark Flatten discusses the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs under Secretary nominee Bob McDonald.
By Mark Flatten | 07/16/14 04:09 PM
Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.
By Mark Flatten | 07/15/14 12:49 PM
Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.
By Mark Flatten | 07/14/14 05:42 PM
Fast-tracking the oldest claims for disability benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs forced veterans to wait longer to resolve their cases, but falsely made the agency's statistics look better, the VA's inspector general said in a report issued Monday.
By Mark Flatten | 07/11/14 06:12 PM
Bonuses paid to top executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who committed misconduct cannot be rescinded, an agency official testified Friday, in direct contradiction to what he told a different panel less than a month ago.
By Mark Flatten | 07/09/14 09:18 AM
Cleaning up the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will be the mission of Robert McDonald, an outsider and former Army Ranger with decades of high-level management experience in the private sector.
By Mark Flatten | 07/10/14 02:29 PM
He's jumped out of planes as an Army Ranger, climbed Mount Fuji -- just once, wisely -- and risen through the management ranks of a Fortune 500 company. Can Robert McDonald reform the VA?
By Mark Flatten | 07/10/14 03:05 PM
A federal judge wants the IRS to make a sworn statement of how it lost Lerner's emails and what it can do to get them back. The IRS and Judicial Watch will also have to meet in September in front of a federal magistrate who is an expert on electronic records in the courts.
By Mark Flatten | 07/07/14 09:03 PM
Hefty performance bonuses were paid last year to 64 VA medical directors who oversaw hospitals, including some where patient wait lists were falsified and preventable patient deaths occurred.
By Mark Flatten | 06/23/14 04:35 PM
Underworked doctors, crooked contracting officers, criminals, perverts and cheats are all part of the broken culture that rewards failure and punishes honest employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a report released Tuesday by Sen. Tom Coburn.
By Mark Flatten | 06/20/14 03:14 PM
Every top manager of the Department of Veterans Affairs received a positive performance evaluation for the past four years, and 78 percent got a bonus in 2013, despite a string of patient deaths and falsification of records related to patient wait times, according to congressional testimony...
By Steve Doty, Mark Flatten | 06/19/14 07:15 AM
Mark Flatten, senior investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner, sat down with the Examiner's Steve Doty to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs and the ongoing scandal that has plagued the agency. Flatten has covered the VA exclusively for nearly two years and has been reporting...
By Mark Flatten | 06/18/14 04:52 PM
Top managers at the Department of Veterans Affairs have been held “accountable” for preventable patient deaths, falsified records and long backlogs in care. What that means is not clear.
By Mark Flatten | 06/13/14 06:56 PM
Whistleblowers’ names will not be disclosed by a private watchdog group that set up its own hotline for insiders to help expose wrongdoing at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the head of the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight said Friday. POGO let the deadline pass Friday morning...
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