Scrapped Vet Health Database Highlights Contracting Woes

Law360, New York (February 11, 2013, 8:19 PM EST) -- With the recent cancellation of a planned $4 billion database to consolidate U.S. military health records, contractors are on notice that even popular, big-ticket investments are not safe from sequestration and budget cuts.

The U.S. departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs announced Feb. 6 that they would no longer pursue an all-new interagency health records system. Instead, they plan to save time and money by standardizing their medical data so that it can be easily transferred between existing systems at the DOD and VA.

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