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November 15, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

Big Firm Gets Small Business Contracts



Contract Oversight The Washington Post released an investigation reporting that massive Virginia firm MicroTechnologies has been using a little-known contracting method to rake in millions of dollars of contracts designated for small businesses from the Department of Veteran

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 12, 2013

By Avery Kleinman

VA Makes Headway on Backlog with New Technology



Veterans Affairs Seal The Department of Veterans Affairs is finally cutting down on its huge backlog of veterans’ benefits claims thanks to a new computer system meant to aid the compensation process.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

September 3, 2013

By Andre Francisco

House Committee Launches VA Accountability Website



Veterans Affairs Seal In an effort to highlight some of the accountability and oversight issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a House committee has launched a new page called VA Accountability Watch.

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Topics: Government Accountability

May 23, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Hagel Orders Pentagon to Buy New Software for Heath Records



Chuck Hagel Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon to buy a new healthcare management system to better communicate with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to an article in The Washington Post.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

May 7, 2013

By Mia Steinle

VA Medical Construction Over Budget, Behind Schedule



Veterans Affairs Seal The Department of Veterans Affairs’ largest construction projects are, on average, $366 million over budget and almost three years behind schedule, the Government Accountability Office told Congress.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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