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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.


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.


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.