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Amy Brittain, The Washington Post, New DoD Health Records Contract on SALRadio

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Special Edition of Sons of the American Legion Radio Report:

Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for the Washington Post discusses the $4.3 Billion DOD contract awarded to Cerner and the Leidos Partnership for Defense Health to remodel the health records system used to manage health records for all active members of the Department of Defense.  The system is expected to ease the connection to the Department of Veterans Affairs to expedite benefit request processing for those seeking benefits.

Amy Brittain joined The Washington Post in 2013 as an investigative reporter after reporting at the Newark Star Ledger since 2010. At age 24, she won the George F. Polk Award for Metropolitan Reporting for her series with Mark Mueller, “Strong at Any Cost,” which detailed the use of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone by hundreds of New Jersey law enforcement officers and firefighters. She has also had internships at the Christian Science Monitor and the Arizona Republic and freelanced for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. She covered the San Diego Padres for mlb.com in 2009.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a master’s of science in journalism from Columbia University.

Kenneth G. Kraetzer is executive director of Sons of the American Legion Radio, which since 2007 has conducted weekly reports on veterans, the active military, and college sports. SALRadio is part of Squadron 135, White Plains, NY of the Sons of the American Legion, a member of the The American Legion, the world's largest veterans organization. Weekly reports are provided on WVOX 1460 AM New Rochelle, NY. kgk914@aol.com @SonslegionRadio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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