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Aug 27, 2012 | MILITARY.COM

VA accounting questioned after conference investigation

The chairman and ranking members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee are demanding a complete accounting of where and how the Department of Veterans Affairs has spent money on employee conferences since 2009.

Aug 27, 2012 | BUSINESS INSIDER

Veterans Affairs Spent $52,000 On This Crappy Video For HR

Stars & Stripes is reporting that the Department of Veterans Affairs spent a grand total of $52,000 on this video played at a conference for employees.

Aug 27, 2012 | FEDERAL TIMES

Rep. Issa alleges waste on video, travel for VA conferences

The Veterans Affairs Department allegedly spent $52,000 to produce an 18-minute video parodying the movie “Patton” as part of two training conferences now being investigated for wasteful spending.

Aug 27, 2012 | GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE

VA’s pricey ‘Patton’ spoof draws heat from lawmakers

At least three key lawmakers have sent letters to the Veterans Affairs Department demanding further details on two multimillion-dollar federal training conferences held in Florida last summer, specifically asking about a video featuring an actor reprising the famous opening scene from the 1970 film “Patton.”

Aug 27, 2012 | TALLAHASSEE.COM

Rep. Miller demands VA details

Republican Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is pressing the Obama administration for detailed records on multi-million-dollar conferences the Department of Veterans Affairs has conducted over the past three years.

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