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Ron Thompson: VA’s Cloud Procurement Cycle Nears Completion

cloudITRon Thompson, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said VA expects to make progress in cloud acquisition efforts this month, FCW reported Friday.

Chase Gunter writes Thompson told an industry event hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Northern Virginia Chapter Thursday that cloud has been enabling VA’s ongoing information technology modernization project.

He added VA works to transform IT infrastructure, fill critical positions and improve supply chain management at the department, according to the report.

The report said the department kicked off its cloud procurement process in July using a vendor list from the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center.

“We are in the tail end of that acquisition cycle right now,” Thompson said.

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