He said in the press release the move was an important step to restore veterans' trust.
"Fixing the veterans enrollment system is a top priority for VA," Gibson said.
Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, questioned why it took so long for VA to acknowledge the problem and doing something to fix it.
“While I’m glad VA is finally doing something to address this problem, I’m baffled as to why it took the department so long to acknowledge it," Miller said. "Whistleblowers have been complaining about this issue and others at the department’s Health Eligibility Center for years."
Davis first spoke out in June 2014 in an article in the AJC that resulted in his testimony before Congress regarding a host of problems at the national enrollment office in Atlanta. That led to a Congressional inquiry into the pending backlog and an inspector general's report last September that confirmed the problems highlighted by the AJC's investigation.