VA awards EHR Modernization support task
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G2X TAKE: Valued at $8M for a 1 year task, this group which focuses exclusively on supporting large Federal government research and development efforts has been making news of late as they also recently added a top former VA IT exec.
This award to MITRE for "FFRDC Services for the Electronic Healthcare Record modernization program", coupled with an announcement the week before last that LaVerne Council, the former Department of Veterans Affairs CIO, has joined MITRE in a senior advisory capacity, indicates both the position and level within which this group is operating. This requirement wasn't competed, but was rather a sole source award marked as R&D essential.
MITRE has carved out quite a niche for themselves as a non-profit who's "Sole Focus Is to Operate FFRDCs", federally funded research and development centers— which are marketed as independent third-party entities that can assist the Federal agencies in areas such as research and analysis; acquisition; and systems engineering and integration.
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