Bipartisan Group of Senators request GAO assess how VA manages high value contracts

“A bipartisan group of senators asked the Government Accountability Office to look into how the Department of Veterans Affairs awards and manages high value contracts. In a Sept. 11 letter, Sens. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.), John Tester (D-Mont.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) noted that recent GAO reviews have found longstanding problems in VA acquisition and contractor management practices. “Given this, we are concerned that the VA has not taken proper steps to ensure that its contracting functions are sound, that the VA has the proper metrics in place to evaluate contractor performance, or whether large scale acquisitions achieve…” intended outcomes.” Read the full article here.

Source: FCW Insider – September 13, 2019. FCW.

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