VA Undersecretary To Resign Post

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Washington Post
February 29, 2008
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The Veterans Affairs Department said its undersecretary responsible for benefits is leaving.
The agency has been besieged by complaints about its backlog in claims, which have escalated, in part, because of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans seeking assistance.
Daniel L. Cooper, a retired Navy vice admiral, will depart April 1. A Veterans Affairs spokesman said Cooper is leaving for personal reasons.
Cooper was credited by the VA with helping the agency to strengthen its outreach efforts and to improve its communication on the Internet during his six years in the position.