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The Textile Rental Services Association has a suggestion for VA officials looking for cash to make up that embarassing $1 billion budget shortfall: Quit washing your own sheets. “I believe the private sector can save the [Veterans Health Administration] money on its laundry services,” said Michael Potack, the organization's chairman. “That, in turn, could enable the agency to reapply that revenue to veterans’ health care. It’s that simple.”

 

Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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