Nextgov – Private Trump Advisers Tried to Derail the VA’s Multibillion-Dollar IT Overhaul

“A private group of Trump administration advisers is playing an outsized role in shaping IT policy decisions at the Veterans Affairs Department, including the agency’s high-stakes electronic health record overhaul, according to a recent report.”

“In an investigation published Tuesday, ProPublica revealed the three-man cabal tried to derail the VA’s $10 billion deal with Cerner Corp. to modernize the agency’s outdated electronic health records platform based on a personal disdain for the company’s software.”

“The group also worked to replace the agency’s then-acting Chief Information Officer Scott Blackburn with…”  Read the full article here.

Source: Private Trump Advisers Tried to Derail the VA’s Multibillion-Dollar IT Overhaul – By Jack Corrigan, August 8, 2018. Nextgov.

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