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Committee to Examine Disability Claims Process

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a hearing entitled, “Reclaiming the Process: Examining the VBA Claims Transformation Plan as a Means to Effectively Serve Our Veterans.” The hearing will focus on VBA’s transformation plan, which centers on the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS), a program that will digitize the disability claims process, as well as measure results of the new system to date.

WHO: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

WHAT: “Reclaiming the Process: Examining the VBA Claims Transformation Plan as a Means to Effectively Serve Our Veterans”

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.,Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Room 334, Cannon House Office Building

WITNESS LIST

Panel 1

Mr. Jeffrey Hall, Assistant National Legislative Director

Disabled American Veterans

Mr. Gerald Manar, Deputy Director, National Veterans Service

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. Richard Dumancas, Deputy Director for Claims, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Commission

The America Legion

Mr. Sherman Gillums,Associate Executive Director of Veterans Benefits

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Panel 2

Mr. William J. Bosanko,Executive for Agency Services

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Panel 3

Ms. Linda Halliday,Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations

Office of the Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Mr. Nick Dahl, Director, Bedford Office of Audits and Evaluations

Office of the Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mr. Larry Reinkemeyer,Director, Kansas City Office of Audits and Evaluations

Office of the Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mr. Brent Arronte,Director, Bay Pines Benefits Inspection Division

Office of the Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Panel 4

The Honorable Allison Hickey,Under Secretary for Benefits

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Mr. Alan Bozeman,Director, Veterans’ Benefits Management System

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The Honorable Roger Baker, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information Technology

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

For more news from the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, please visit:

Veterans.House.Gov

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