Veterans Affairs

November 10, 2020

Denver-based Lumen recently announced that it will be an authorized service provider on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA') $721 million National Local Exchange Carrier Next Generation contract vehicle. The company also won a spot on the VA’s $195 million Data and Wide Area Network Carrier contract vehicle.

February 7, 2019

Cheryl Rawls has been appointed executive director of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Transition and Economic Development.

November 14, 2017

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded CSRA Incorporated a $158 million contract to digitize over 7 million health records of veterans. CSRA subsidiary, SRA International LLC, will perform the work at the VA’s Records Management Center in St. Louis under a 36-month period of performance. CSRA currently supports the digitization of veteran files through its Intake Conversion Mail Handling Services contract. By digitizing veterans’ files, CSRA is helping the VA transform from a paper-based process to an electronic claims system, saving physical space, money, and processing time, resulting in a more efficient way of processing veterans’ records, the company said.

September 20, 2016
By Tony Bardo

Of all of the U.S. government's modernization and reform initiatives, overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is one of the longest standing and most important undertakings. This has been the case since a post-World War II era, when the Truman administration called for modernization of the department. Despite ongoing efforts, we still have a long way to go to ensure all veterans across the United States have access to high-quality health care.

February 18, 2016
By Sandra Jontz

U.S. military veterans can seek reimbursements for Amazon Web Services (AWS) information technology and technical certification exam costs under an agreement forged with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans covered under a GI Bill with an education provision can submit reimbursement requests for exams completed after December 10, 2015. The VA will cover exam fees up to $2,000.

AWS certifications recognize information technology (IT) professionals with the technical skills and expertise to design, deploy and operate applications and infrastructure on AWS. The company offers exams in multiple languages at testing centers around the world.

July 13, 2012
By George Seffers

EmeSec Incorporated, Reston, Virginia, has announced that it has been awarded a $5 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Card Stock. EmeSec will provide the VA Office of Information & Technology test cards and production PIV smart cards compliant with custom security features required by the VA PIV Program. EmeSec will extend its information assurance and identity management expertise to ensure the PIV smart cards meet extensive technical security requirements.

November 18, 2014
By Sandra Jontz

Technology plays a central role in helping the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) work smarter, not harder, to medically treat veterans, particularly those who live in rural areas of the nation.

The Veterans Health Administration steered the use of telehealth technology, which now lets cardiac patients heal at home, and might one day help cancer patients avoid long drives to VA hospitals for follow-up care, says Tom Klobucar, deputy director for VA's office of rural health. “Our office of telehealth services actively engages in looking for enterprise-level technological solutions to the questions of access.”