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Defense Health Agency

"On October 1, 2013, the Department of Defense established the Defense Health Agency (DHA) to manage the activities of the Military Health System. These activities include those previously managed by TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which was disestablished on the same date. During the next several months, all TMA websites will change to reflect the new DHA. We appreciate your patience during this transition."

Congressional Information

Welcome! You have reached the Congressional Relations page. As we work to serve the interests of our active duty and retired military personnel and their families, we hope that this web site will provide you with the information necessary to keep you updated on Congressional activities and legislative priorities of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs [ASD(HA)] and the Executive Director for TMA.

Highlights

May 29, 2014
Ms. Nancy E. Weaver, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Warrior Care Policy, and Mr. David M. Bowen, Director, Health Information Technology/Chief Information Officer, Health Information Technology [testified] on Defined Expectations: Evaluating VA’s Performance in the Servicemember Transition Process before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee & Disability and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.

May 14, 2014
Dr. Terry M. Rauch, Director of Medical Research, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), [testified] on Medical Research and Innovation before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee.

April 2, 2014
Jonathan Woodson, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, [testified] on The Military Health System Overview before the House Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee.

March 26, 2014
Jessica L. Wright, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Fredrick Volrath, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness Force Management, Jonathan Woodson, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, & Mr. Richard Wightman, Jr., Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs [testified] on Oversight before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.

March 13, 2014
Robert Moss, Chief, Budget and Resource Management, Business Support Directorate, Defense Health Agency [testified] on Defense Medicare-Eligible Retiree Health Care Fund before the House Oversight Government Reform Committee.

February 26, 2014
Dr. Karen Guice, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs); Dr. Nathan Galbreath, Senior Executive Advisor DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office; and Jaqueline Garrick, Director, Defense Suicide Prevention Office [testified] on Support to Survivors of Sexual Assault before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Personnel Subcommittee.

February 26, 2014
Jonathan Woodson, M.D., Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) And Lieutenant General (Dr) Douglas Robb Director, Defense Health Agency [testified] on Military Personnel before the House Armed Services Committee Subcommittee.

February 5, 2014
MG Richard w. Thomas, USA, Director, Healthcare Operations and Chief Medical Officer, Defense Health Agency & Mr. David M. Bowen, Director, Health Information Technology, Defense Health Agency [testified] on Beyond Transformation: Reviewing Current Status and Secondary Effects of VBA Technology before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.