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Veterans Affairs Department

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Information Technology Overview

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is engaged in an ongoing effort to share electronic medical information with the Department of Defense (DOD), which is important in helping to ensure high-quality health care for active duty military personnel and veterans. Also important, in the face of current military responses to national and foreign crises, is ensuring effective and efficient delivery of veterans' benefits, which is the focus of VA's development of the Veterans Service Network (VETSNET), a modernized system to support benefits payment processes. GAO is testifying on (1) VA's efforts to exchange medical information with DOD, including both near-term initiatives [1]

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Current Climate

Leading Projects at the VA - 2007
IT Infrastructure
VistA Legacy
Microsoft License

Top Spending Departments - 2007
None specifically identified by the VA

Leading Contract Winners at the VA
Northrop Grumman Corp. - Services
Electronic Data Systems Corp. - Services
Apptis - Products
HP - Products
MPC Computers LLC - Products

IT Budget History

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
$1,364 $1,508 $1,869 $1,840 (Adjusted to $1,700)

$1,900 (Proposed)

$1,735 (Final)

$1859 (Proposed)

$$2,151 (Enacted)

$2,534 (Proposed)

Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)

Note on 2007 & 2008: Most civilian agencies other that the Homeland Security Department have not had a full budget approved since FY2006. A continuing resolution has keep agency spending near 2006 levels.

Most Common Procurement Methods


Advice for This Government Market Space

Related Links

Veterans Health Administration

Veterans Benefits Administration

National Cemetary Service

Agency Profile

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, DC 20420

Web site

To provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. Striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans, and to help veterans get the services they have earned. Serves 25 million veterans currently alive, nearly three of every four served during a war or an official period of hostility.[1]


[1] From GAO report #GAO-06-905T
[1] From the department's "About the VA" statement.

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