Modernization initiatives at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Michael Parrish, chief acquisition officer and Phil Christy, deputy executive director, from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition, Logi...

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This week Chief Acquisition Officer Michael Parrish and Deputy Executive Director Phil Christy from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OLAC) join Off the Shelf for a wide-ranging discussion focusing on VA operations and key policy, program, and modernization initiatives.

(L-R) Michael Parrish and Phil Christy

Parrish and Christy provide an update on the VA’s Pathfinder website, a virtual concierge to streamline procurement and innovation.

They also discuss the Med-Surg Prime Vendor procurement as the VA moves towards RPF issuance.

Parrish also provides an update on the VA’s Supply Chain Modernization initiative and the coming procurement, and highlights the vision for the VA’s Supply Chain 2050: Easy to Use, Integrated and Intelligent (EII).

Finally, Parrish and Christy discuss the role, responsibility. and function of OALC within the VA.


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