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Veterans Affairs Wastes $6 Billion a Year, says Top Official

As Fox News [1] reported:

“The senior official for procurement at the Department of Veterans Affairs has accused his own agency of violating federal contracting rules to the tune of at least $6 billion per year, according to a published report.”

The Washington Post [2] reported Thursday it had obtained a 35-page memo sent this past March by Jan Frye, the VA’s deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics. In it, Frye accuses other agency officials of “gross mismanagement” and making a “mockery” of federal laws that require competitive billing and contracts for various acquisitions.”