Virginia probes outsourcing deal, CIO fired


Virginia lawmakers plan to launch a formal investigation into the state's troubled $2.3 billion technology outsourcing deal with Northrop Grumman amid complaints about shoddy service and possible cost overruns. State CIO Lemuel Stewart, who criticized Northrop in a recent presentation, has been relieved of his responsibilities. His duties have been assumed by Virginia Secretary of Technology Len Pomata. Virginia's Senate Budget Committee will launch its investigation on June 29.

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