Obama’s Plans For Vets Include Development Of Computer Chips To Stop Pain
The novel effort will be spearheaded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Also, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tells an American Legion convention that Congress will continue to revamp the VA.
The Washington Post: New Obama Plan Calls For Implanted Computer Chips To Help U.S. Troops Health
When President Obama on Tuesday highlighted 19 executive actions he says he is taking to improve the mental health of U.S. troops and veterans, one of them centered on a particularly novel effort: The development of new computer chips designed to modulate the nervous system to help with everything from arthritis to post-traumatic stress. The project is headed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a Pentagon agency that develops a variety of high-tech equipment for the U.S. military (Lamothe, 8/27).
Arizona Republic: Congressional Leaders Say VA Reform To Continue
Months of disclosures about potentially criminal conduct at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities in Phoenix and elsewhere will help resuscitate the agency, according to two key congressional leaders who spoke to the nation's largest veterans organization Wednesday. "The problems within the VA were not created overnight, and they are not going to be solved overnight," Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., told thousands of veterans at the American Legion's national convention. "There is much left to do" (Giblin, 8/27).