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Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General
Michael J. Missal, Inspector General

Report Summary

Title: Administrative Investigation, Conduct Prejudicial to the Government and Interference of a VA Official for the Financial Benefit of a Contractor, Veterans Health Administration, Procurement & Logistics Office, Washington, DC
Report Number: 13-03065-304 Download
Issue Date: 9/26/2014
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Administrative Investigation
Release Type: Unrestricted

The VHA Deputy Chief Procurement Officer engaged in conduct prejudicial to the Government, a conflict of interest, improperly disclosed non-public VA information, misused her position and VA resources, engaged in a prohibited personnel practice, interfered with a VA OIG contract review, acted as an agent of FedBid Inc. in matters before the Government, and did not testify freely and honestly. Additionally, she, a close personal friend, and FedBid Inc. Executives, to financially benefit FedBid Inc., willfully and improperly acted to thwart a VA Official in his oversight duties associated with VA's procurement operations. Together they took significant measures to disrupt and deprive VA's right to transact official business honestly and impartially, free from improper and undue influence.