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Navy surgeon general discusses DHA transition

On Thursday, Nov. 29, Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery came together with military medicine leaders during AMSUS for a panel discussion on the future of the services ... Read More

Sales reps may be wearing out their welcome in the operating room

Who are these salespeople, and why are they there? The answer to the first question is pretty easy. These sales reps typically work for medical device companies, such as Stryker, Medtronic or DePuy Synthes. Many surgeries, especially ... Read More

D.C.’s VA hospital pursuing ER expansion

The Washington, D.C., Veterans Affairs Medical Center is looking to expand its emergency department in the face of increasing patient volumes. The project, to be considered at the National Capital Planning Commission’s Dec. 6 meeting, ... Read More

GSA Announces Transformation of Multiple Awards Schedules

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced it will modernize federal acquisition by consolidating the agency’s 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into one single schedule for products and services. The MAS ... Read More

Illinois Veterans’ Affairs starts entrepreneur vet logo program

In honor of National Veteran Small Business Week, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs is pleased to introduce its new Veteran Entrepreneurship Logo Program. Veteran-owned businesses that are registered with the state, and in ... Read More

Air Force starts new initiative to harness the power of startup companies

Each year, the U.S. Air Force aims toward meeting a goal of issuing about a fifth of its contracts to small businesses, but it’s finding that many of the firms it works with just aren’t that small. That leaves the Air Force missing out Read More

VA takes key step to improve its website to provide Veterans an enhanced digital customer experience

This week the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a key step in its digital modernization effort by revamping its website accessed by 10 million customers per month who use VA’s tools and content online. To improve this ... Read More

FDA to speed up review of medical products for U.S. military

The U.S. FDA today announced a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defense to accelerate regulatory assessment of medical products for military personnel. Congress last year passed a law to expedite regulatory review of ... Read More

DOD To Audit Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Due To SBA Changes

DOD recently announced it will audit registered contractors that are Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) for set-aside and sole-source contracts. The audit comes six years after IG concluded DOD lacked adequate ... Read More

Next Generation Expeditionary Medical Facilities on Display at NEMSCOM

Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Medical Support Command (NEMSCOM) conducted a field exercise at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown-Cheatham Annex, Sept. 10. This field exercise validates the new design for a 24-bed Air Supported Temper ... Read More

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