Veterans Affairs seeks 6 percent hike in IT spending for fiscal 2010

By Bob Brewin 05/07/2009

Eric Shinseki, secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department, promised to use information technology to transform the department into a 21st century organization, and requested a more than 6 percent increase in its fiscal 2010 IT budget to meet that goal.

VA asked for $3.4 billion for IT, up $205 million from the $3.2 billion in fiscal 2009. The department wants to allocate almost a quarter of the increase, or $48 million, to develop its financial and integrated technologies enterprise project. The new system will replace the core financial and logistical system, which the department canceled in 2004 after the VA inspector general concluded the program had serious flaws even though $249 million had been spent on it.

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20090507_1067.php

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