Veteran Affairs Exec Resigns Amid Huge Cost Overruns

March 26, 2015



Glenn Haggstrom, principal executive director of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, who helped manage construction of the controversial VA medical hospital in Aurora, Colo., has resigned abruptly.

Haggstrom reportedly received $64,000 in bonuses despite $2 billion in cost overruns on several VA construction projects.

Haggstrom “retired” from federal service in the “midst of an investigation, initiated by VA, into delays and cost overruns associated with the design and construction of the medical center in Aurora,” the statement said. “Haggstrom had recently been relieved of any decision-making,” the VA statement said.