VA Project Ran Up $13M In Unneeded Costs, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (September 20, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs potentially incurred $13 million in unnecessary costs because it failed to conduct a software development project under its project management accountability system, according to a watchdog report issued Wednesday.

VA's Office of Inspector General investigated the matter after receiving an anonymous tip in February 2012 charging that the project wasn't managed properly and was unnecessary because VA already owned a system that met 95 percent of the project's requirements.

While the OIG's investigation substantiated the management allegations, the watchdog said...
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