House Panel Cuts 2012 VA IT Funds by $136M

Bob Brewin | NextGov | May 16, 2011

The House Military Construction and Veterans Affairs subcommittee sliced $136 million or 4.3 percent from the $3.161 information technology budget requested by the Veterans Affairs Department for 2012.

This cut, made during a markup last Friday, still leaves VAS with a 2012 IT budget of just over $3 billion and only $22 million below its $3.146 billion 2011 IT budget,

Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, chairman of the subcommittee, said in a statement that "While under better management, the development of the massive IT systems the VA needs remains problematic."