​News: OIG calls out VA for Cloud Contract Waste

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Department of Veterans Affairs, Review of Alleged Waste of Funds on a Cloud Brokerage Service Contract, January 31, 2017

“In January 2015, the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) received a Hotline allegation that VA Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) Service Delivery and Engineering’s Enterprise Operations (Enterprise Operations) spent over $2 million on a cloud brokerage service contract. The complainant alleged that the brokerage service provided only limited functionality and that VA’s actions did not ensure adequate system performance or return on investment. Cloud brokerage manages the use, performance, and delivery of cloud services and negotiates relationships between cloud providers and cloud consumers. We conducted this review to determine the merits of the allegation that OI&T spent over $2 million on a project that provided limited functionality and did not provide an adequate return on the investment.

The 3X Cloud Expansion/Production Environment (3X Cloud) project consisted of a task order issued by…”

G2X TAKE: This report highlights actions taken by VA in response to an anonymous Hotline complaint alleging that the OI&T spent over $2 million on a cloud brokerage service contract that did not ensure adequate system performance or return on investment.

A link to the full report can be found here

While this is old news for those close to this initiative, the public release of this report will not be welcome by VA and it gives many on the hill extra ammunition as they point to inefficiency and waste in government and at VA specifically.


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