Screen capture of IG photo from CACI scanning facility's rear storage area Newman, GA, January 2015.
12 January 2016 - The Department of Veterans Affairs may finally have good news to share, but lawmakers are balking at the price tag.
Total costs for a digital system used to process veterans’ disability claims that officials say has been key to slashing a massive VA backlog are nearly double the initial estimates.
And VA, which has continued to make upgrades to the system under an “agile” software development methodology, still can’t say how much the system will end up costing, according to auditors.
VA has spent more than $1 billion developing and maintaining the Veterans Benefits Management System, or VBMS, since 2009. The agency has requested an additional $290 million this year for continued tweaks to the system, which was initially projected to cost $579 million. read more>>>