DOD Pits VA Health Database Against Contractor Options

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT) -- The Department of Defense will carry out a full and open competition for integrating its military health records with those managed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, rather than simply switching to the VA's system, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

The DOD and VA have been sharply criticized over their decision to cancel a planned $4 billion joint database that would integrate the medical records of military service members and veterans, with several lawmakers saying that the cost-saving measure raised questions about the agencies' commitment...
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