Sinema, Tester, Lankford Seek to Evaluate the VA’s Contracting Process

Sep 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is leading a bipartisan effort to review how the VA manages its contracts. Sinema partnered with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mt.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) on a letter to the top federal government watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), after the VA’s acquisition management was added to the GAO’s list of government programs at risk for waste and fraud.
“We are concerned that the VA has not taken proper steps to ensure that its contracting functions are sound, that the VA has the proper metrics in place to evaluate contractor performance, or whether large scale acquisitions achieve intended outcomes,” the Senators wrote.
The full text of the letter can be found HERE.