A Department of Veterans Affairs contract to modernize the VA’s system for managing medical appointments has been put on hold, pending the outcome of an internal initiative to update its legacy system.
Last year, the VA awarded Lockheed Martin’s Systems Made Simple the worth $624 million Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) contract, with the goal of replacing the system by 2017 with commercial off-the-shelf software through a series of incremental upgrades. However, despite Congress concern, the agency has decided to put the acquisition on the backburner for now while it takes a homegrown technology approach.
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