VA Still Struggles To Verify Vet-Owned Contractors, GAO Says

Law360, New York (August 2, 2012, 11:27 PM EDT) -- Despite new oversight mechanisms, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still struggles to reduce fraud and abuse in its efforts to give contracts to veteran-owned businesses, often blocking legitimate veterans from eligibility along with fraudulent posers, witnesses told a U.S. House of Representatives panel Thursday.

Testifying before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Richard J. Hillman of the U.S. Government Accountability Office said that although the VA was alone among government agencies in having moved from a contracting regime that allowed businesses to...
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