Also in the News: VA cancels contractor plans for GI Bill

The Department of Veterans Affairs is canceling plans to outsource claims management for the education benefits part of a new GI Bill because it couldn’t find any takers, according to Air Force Times.


Officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs said they could not find any vendor interested in handling claims management for education benefits as part of a new GI Bill, according to Air Force Times.


Contractors were reluctant to bid because of “external misconceptions” about the scope of the work involved, said VA Secretary James Peake. Outsourcing would have been faster and more efficient, VA officials had maintained, but now the VA’s own employees will take on the job, Air Force Times reports.


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