eBenefits is a secure Web portal that provides a central location for
Service members, Veterans, and their families to research, find, access,
and manage their benefits and personal information. The Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) are
committed to improving the online experience for Veterans and
I am a Health Care Provider
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information
Technology (ONC) has supported development of the Nationwide
Health Information Network (NwHIN), which is a set of standards,
services, and policies that enable secure health information exchange
over the Internet. The network will provide a foundation for the
exchange of health information across diverse entities, within
communities, and across the country. The VLER initiative expands on
previous DoD/VA data sharing initiatives by including private sector
organizations and other federal organizations such as the
Social Security Administration.
I am a Vendor
If you are interested in contracting with VA, please visit the links
for Subcontracting and Forecast of Contracting Opportunities. In
addition, you will also find a number of other useful links on our web
page pertaining to small business participation in VA procurements.
For Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and
Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB), be sure to carefully review
the information about the Vendor Information Pages (www.VetBiz.gov)
database and the verification process, as you must be verified in
order to participate in procurements aimed at these groups.
I am an Employer
There are many avenues available to you to hire Veterans. For instance
many Veterans are taking advantage of their GI Bill educational
benefits and attending various colleges and universities across the
nation. There are numerous special hiring authorities available to
allow you to hire highly qualified Veterans quickly and efficiently.
The VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2) is a flagship program designed to tap the talent and expertise of individauls both inside and outside government to contribute new ideas that unltimately produce new, innovative solutions that advance VA's ability to meet the challenges of becoming a 21st-century organization.
VAi2 invites employees, private sector companies, entrepreneurs, and academic leaders to contribute their best ideas for innovations that increase Veterans' access to VA services, improve the quality of services delivered, enhance the performance of VA operations, and reduce or control the cost of delivering those services that Veterans and their families receive. VAi2 will identify, proritize, fund, test, and depoly the most promising solutions to the VA's most important challenges.