The Department of Veterans Affairs announced a partnership with the Defense Department last week to upgrade its supply chain system, which is perennially on a government watchdog agency's "high risk" list for waste, fraud and abuse. The partnership with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) will give the VA access to the DLA's worldwide procurement system in an effort to streamline the VA's purchase of everything from medical and surgical supplies to cleaning equipment and construction materials, the VA said in a news release Aug 12. Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams, director of the DLA, said the agreement would help the VA reduce costs for supplies. Read more on Military.com.
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