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VA Class Deviation Restricts SDVOSB Nonmanufacturers

The VA has adopted a Class Deviation to the VAAR, severely restricting the ability of VA Contracting Officers to request waivers of the nonmanufacturer rule Continue reading

Claim Under VA FSS Task Order Should Have Gone To GSA

It’s a well-known aspect of federal contracting: if a contractor wishes to formally dispute a matter of contract performance, the contractor should file a claim with the contracting officer. Continue reading

Sanofi Pasteur Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Sanofi Pasteur Agrees to Pay $19.8 Million to Resolve Drug Overcharges to the Department of Veterans AffairsSanofi-Pasteur has agreed to pay $19,868,194 to resolve claims that it incorrectly calculated drug prices and thereby overcharged the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for drugs under two contracts between 2002 and 2011, the Department of Justice announced … Continue reading

Federal Register: Revise and Streamline VA Acquisition Regulation To Adhere to FAR Principles

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend and update its VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR). Continue reading

VA chief swears off software development

“I’ve come to the conclusion that VA building its own software products and doing its own software dev inside is not a good way to pursue this,” Shulkin said. Continue reading

How different is the new VA accountability bill from other attempts? Depends who you ask

Some lawmakers think they have a solution now to a longstanding and often heated debate over employee accountability at the Veterans Affairs Department. Continue reading

VA SDVOSB Reverification: Now Every Three Years, Not Two

SDVOSBs and VOSBs will only be required to obtain reverification every three years under an interim final rule adopted yesterday by the VA. Continue reading

Botched VA Contract Shows How Not to Do a Cloud Broker Program

A Veterans Affairs Department inspector general’s report on how the agency blew $5 million on a botched cloud broker program should be mandatory reading for any tech-focused program manager or executive. Continue reading

VA officially exempts some health, contracting professionals from hiring freeze

Following repeated calls from members of Congress, the Veterans Affairs Department is exempting some health care professionals from President Donald Trump’s recently announced, short-term hiring freeze. Continue reading

Veterans program builds world’s largest genetic database

“The Million Veteran Program is really aimed at understanding how our genes, the environment we live in, and our lifestyle all interact to influence our health and disease,” Continue reading