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I am a Veteran

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 Service members.

eBenefits - www.ebenefits.va.gov

 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.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - http://healthit.hhs.gov/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=1407&parentname=CommunityPage&parentid=8&mode=2&in_hi_userid=11113&cached=true

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.

VetBiz - www.vetbiz.gov/

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.

VetSuccess - www.vetsuccess.gov/home

Feds Hire Vets - www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/index.aspx

Innovation Initiative

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.

Veterans Affairs Innovation Initiative (VAi2) - http://www.va.gov/VAi2/index.asp