Building a More Resilient VA Supply Chain

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Time: 03:00 PM Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-430

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Panel I
Dr. Richard A. Stone, Executive in Charge, Veterans Health Administration

Accompanied by:
Karen Brazell, Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and
Construction and Chief Acquisition Officer, and Acting Assistant Secretary for
Enterprise Integration

Deborah Kramer, Acting Assitant Under Secretary for Health for Support Services, VHA

Andrew Centineo, Executive Director, Procurement and Logistics Office, VHA


Panel II
Shelby Oakley, Director of Contracting and National Security Acquisitions, GAO

Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

Michael McDonald, Director of Government Operations, 3M Health Care

Kurt Heyssel, Former Chief Supply Chain Officer, Veterans Health Administration



*For this hearing, the Veterans’ Affairs Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.


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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Jerry Moran ( R - KS)


  1. Dr. Richard Stone
    Executive in Charge
    Veterans Health Administration
  2. Shelby Oakley
    Director of Contracting and National Security Acquisitions
    U.S. Government Accountability Officer
  3. Roger Waldron
    Coalition for Government Procurement
  4. Michael McDonald
    Director of Government Operations
    3M Health Care
  5. Kurt Heyssel
    Former Chief Supply Chain Officer
    Veterans Health Administration

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