WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Department of Veterans Affairs ended the first of three optical contracts with IFB Solutions, effectively eliminating 47 positions Tuesday at the nonprofit agency in Winston-Salem.

IFB said in a press release that they had hoped to maintain the contract by filing one last motion in Federal Claims Court requesting a stay of contracting action by the VA until its protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office can be heard.

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