BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent interview with Aaron Shapiro, Admiral Ed Straw shares his thoughts on the Veterans Administration. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161125/442968 When asked about the Veterans Affairs problems in long delays and cost overruns and his "solutions" Shapiro asked, "Why you?" Straw: "BTDT….Been There, Done That ," adding - "Accountability is job One ." "I have zero learning curve, zero tolerance for status quo. My defense logistics agency and private sector track records prove an immediate execution and success curve," said Straw. Shapiro: "What is your 'Straw Doctrine ' and why is it named 'WE CARE '?" Straw: "I worked for Joint Chief Chairman Colin Powell, the Powell Doctrine is about 'shock and awe '. Overwhelming force with overwhelming speed." "It is an acronym for: WHAT - Personnel /processes are the problem EXAMINE - Gap analysis & timeline CORRECTIVE ACTIONS - Architect these AUTOMATE - Accelerate re-engineer, logistics and scheduling, using technology to increase speed and decrease errors REDUCE RISK - Both in health care treatment, and protecting cybersecurity HIPPA data down to the kilobyte ECONOMIC VALUE - Tens of millions TO TENS OF BILLIONS annually with a much higher level of service- faster "time to benefit."" Straw went on to say, "The VA pharmaceutical medical supply contracting system is ancient and abominable. They employ 3000 people to manage billions in annual inventory requirements while the Defense Logistics Agency employs 300 to manage the military inventories with greater complexity. DLA has recommended the VA leverage their system to no avail. This factually saves tens of millions and is supported by a recent Boston Consulting Group study."