Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alert: House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to Investigate Improper VA Contracting


 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Room 334 of the Cannon House Office Building, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will hold an oversight hearing entitled, "Examining VA's Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Contract." This is the first hearing on this matter since allegations arose that VA has knowingly purchased pharmaceuticals off-contract for years. The Committee will also investigate how pervasive these contracting problems are throughout the VA system.

 

 WHO:             House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

 WHAT:          "Examining VA's Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Contract"

  WHEN:          10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 1, 2012, Room 334, Cannon House Office Building

 

WITNESS LIST

Panel 1

The Honorable W. Scott Gould, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Accompanied by:

John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Philip Matkovsky, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Administrative Operations

Veterans Health Administration

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Glenn D. Haggstrom, Executive Director, Office of Acquisitions, Logistics, and Construction

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Jan R. Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Steven A. Thomas, Director, National Contracting Service, National Acquisition Center

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Michael Valentino, Chief Consultant, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Panel 2

Linda Halliday, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits and Evaluations

Office of Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Accompanied by:

Mark Myers, Director, Healthcare Resources Division, Office of Contract Review

Office of Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Michael Grivnovics, Director, Federal Supply System Division, Office of Contract Review

Office of Inspector General

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

Panel 3

Sharon Longwell, Vice President, Health Systems, National Accounts

McKesson Corporation

 

 

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--
Sean P Eagan

Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans
Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars
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