VA official leaves amid scandal

A senior executive at the Veterans Affairs Department retired this week in light of allegations that she guided contracts toward a former boss' company, according to a report by the Federal Times.

Patricia Gheen, deputy chief business officer for purchased care at the Veterans Health Administration, is accused of directing more than $2 million in federal contracts to Corrigo Health Care Solutions, a consulting firm. Gheen’s former supervisor is among the company’s executives.

Gheen had been at the department for 37 years.

The company received eight federal contracts, but three were improperly set aside for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. Four were sole source, and the last was structured to ensure that Corrigo received it, the Times reported.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
    shutterstock image

    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.