Pentagon's WSH hires firm in aftermath of Walt Reed scandal

WASHINGTON: The Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), a provider of operational support to several Department of Defense agencies, has hired a PR agency on behalf of the President's Commission on Care for Americas' Returning Wounded Warriors in the aftermath of the controversy that has erupted over conditions at Walter Reed hospital.

WASHINGTON: The Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), a provider of operational support to several Department of Defense agencies, has hired a PR agency on behalf of the President's Commission on Care for Americas' Returning Wounded Warriors in the aftermath of the controversy that has erupted over conditions at Walter Reed hospital.

According to the Federal Business Opportunity database, the government has awarded LMW Strategies, based in Bethesda, MD, a no-bid contract through August 1 of this year.

The contracting officer for the contract did not return calls for comment, and no information on LMW Strategies could be obtained by press time.

The database states that the firm has been hired to provide strategic communications to the presidential commission, formed March 6, to review the healthcare provided to wounded soldiers.

Controversy erupted following a Washington Post series that began running on February 18, highlighting appalling conditions for recovering soldiers. The scandal resulted in the resignations of several high level military officials and congressional hearings.

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