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House panel releases VA conference videos

A U.S. House committee has released a video spoof on the movie "Patton" produced for a pair of VA conferences held last year in Orlando - the cost to taxpayers of the video was about $52,000.

Aug 27, 2012 | POLITICO

Hill probes lavish VA conferences

The Department of Veterans Affairs is under investigation for its conference expenditures, including a $52,000 video in which an actor dressed as Gen. George S. Patton implored VA employees to keep a “constant focus on the impact of their actions.”

Aug 27, 2012 | EXAMINER

Watchdog: VA's $52k 'Patton' video parody hits the air

A $52,000 parody of the opening sequence in the movie "Patton" commissioned by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and paid for with taxpayer dollars was released today by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

Aug 27, 2012 | FEDERAL TIMES

$52,000 video shown at VA conferences

The Veterans Affairs Department paid $52,000 to produce a video parodying the war movie “Patton” that was shown at two training conferences last year. The spending and contracting associated with the two conferences — which had a combined price tag of $5 million — are now subject of an inspector general’s investigation.

Aug 27, 2012 | FOX NEWS

VA under investigation over $5M conferences featuring 'Patton' parody

On the heels of the GSA spending scandal in Vegas, employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are now under investigation over a pair of Orlando conferences that ran $5 million and featured a pricey video parody of the movie "Patton."