The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may have improperly spent billions of dollars on purchases including pharmaceuticals, according to a lawmaker who is probing the allegations and whether the safety of those who use the medicine was put at risk.
Research In Motion Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins expects his million-plus government customers in North America to embrace the BlackBerry 10 devices the company is counting on for survival.
It’s easy for Bruce Kleinstein and his 30-employee company to escape attention in the $500 billion- a-year federal contracting market. Except at the U.S. government office that arbitrates contract disputes, where he’s known as a regular.
The U.S. Veterans Affairs department changed its procedures after identifying “issues” with the way $226 million was spent last year in a contract with drug distributor McKesson Corp., an agency spokesman said.