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Veterans Administration Workers Sing 'Beat It' In Latest Government Conference Embarrassment
The Veterans Affairs Department has turned over to Congress 54 DVDs showing every moment, including some embarrassing ones, of the controversial 2011 human resources conferences held in Orlando, Fla., that cost taxpayers a combined $5 million.
More than $2 million has been paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to the production company that made a parody of the movie "Patton" for showing at agency conferences last year, according to federal spending records.
New details released by a U.S. House committee late on Friday on show the Veterans Affairs Department spent almost $3 million on one conference in Orlando, Florida last year, with over $370,000 spent on food and refreshments for the four day event.
Here's a stiff jolt to wake you up. The Department of Veterans Affairs spent $90,747 on coffee and refreshments during morning and afternoon breaks at a pair of training conferences in Orlando last year.