VA Will Get Wi-Fi Upgrade at All Med Facilities

Sara Jackson | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 7, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs just took another big step in its mobile journey. In what is being called one of the "world's largest wireless mobility infrastructure," the VA is upgrading the Wi-Fi networks at all 26 of its medical facilities nationwide.

VA officials just handed Harris Corp., a $19 million two-year contract to conduct the upgrade, the company announced last week. And it's no small job. Two months ago, VA CIO Roger Baker told FierceGovernmentIT that only one-third of the VA's large facilities have Wi-Fi providing connectivity to 99 percent of the entire campus...