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VA Health Care: Opportunities Exist to Further Meet Student Veterans' Mental Health Needs

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Department of Veterans Affairs The Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health should communicate comprehensive information across VHA's health care systems on a regular basis about when and how to implement a Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership program. Such communication could include distributing a memorandum or guidance to health care systems. (Recommendation 1)
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Veterans Affairs: Improvements Needed in Estimating Funding for Potential Future Health Emergencies

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Department of Veterans Affairs The VA Undersecretary for Health should enhance VA's analytical modeling capacity to better enable VHA to prepare estimates of the supplemental funding needed to address catastrophic events, such as pandemics, natural disasters, and terrorist acts. (Recommendation 2)
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Veterans Affairs: Improvements Needed in Estimating Funding for Potential Future Health Emergencies

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Department of Veterans Affairs The VA Undersecretary for Health should update VHA's standard operating procedure to require documenting and sharing with internal VHA stakeholders the rationale for key decisions made when developing the EHCPM. This should include documentation of key decisions made that led from the development of the initial EHCPM scenario through the scenario ultimately used to develop the President's budget request for VA. (Recommendation 1)
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Federal Software Licenses: Agencies Need to Take Action to Achieve Additional Savings

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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should ensure that the agency compares the inventories of software licenses that are currently in use with information on purchased licenses to identify opportunities to reduce costs and better inform investment decision making for its widely used licenses on a regular basis. At a minimum, it should develop and implement procedures for comparing the inventories of licenses in use to purchase records. (Recommendation 12)
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Federal Software Licenses: Agencies Need to Take Action to Achieve Additional Savings

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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should ensure that the agency tracks software licenses that are currently in use for its widely used licenses by, at a minimum, developing and implementing procedures for tracking license usage. (Recommendation 11)
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VA Acquisition Management: Oversight of Service Contracts Needing Heightened Management Attention Could Be Improved

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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the Senior Procurement Executive, the heads of administration and staff office human capital functions, and the heads of contracting activities to ensure that human capital plans determine whether the acquisition workforce—including program managers and contracting officer's representatives—is of sufficient size and capability to conduct oversight of contracts involving functions that need heightened management attention, consistent with OFPP Policy Letter 11-01. (Recommendation 6)
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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the Senior Procurement Executive to develop policies and procedures for planning and conducting oversight of contracts that involve functions needing heightened management attention, including how to provide appropriate direction to contracting officer's representatives in their designation letters, to improve employees' awareness, understanding, and fulfillment of their responsibilities under OFPP Policy Letter 11-01. (Recommendation 4)
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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the Senior Procurement Executive to take steps to ensure that VA identifies additional VA-specific special interest functions to more comprehensively include those that are associated with contracts coded in government-wide databases as involving critical functions and functions closely associated with IGFs to improve the usefulness of its annual service contract inventory analysis. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the Senior Procurement Executive to develop training, and require that employees complete such training at least once every 2 years, to help employees understand and meet their responsibilities under OFPP Policy Letter 11-01, including identifying and documenting contracts involving functions needing heightened management attention and planning and conducting oversight of such contracts. (Recommendation 7)
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VA Acquisition Management: Oversight of Service Contracts Needing Heightened Management Attention Could Be Improved

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Department of Veterans Affairs The Secretary of Veterans Affairs should direct the Senior Procurement Executive to update VA's methodology for conducting its annual service contract inventory analysis to prioritize contracts involving functions closely associated with IGFs and critical functions in the sample contracts selected for review, and to conduct more meaningful analysis, to support conclusions concerning VA's oversight and management of these contracts. (Recommendation 5)
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