The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a previously-terminated e-health record contract to Harris Corporation.
Earlier this month, the agency killed a $100 million contract to ASM Research, citing an investigation into conflicts of interest allegations with a subcontractor.
ASM was awarded the contract to build a central hub — or the “heart” — of the health-records system. The contract had been the largest contract awarded to the company in its 33 years of working with government.
The contract with Harris is worth more than $80 million, said Josephine Shuda, VA spokeswoman, in an email to Federal News Radio.
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