• How VA respects your data privacy

    At VA, your privacy is our priority. Read how VA’s privacy policies and practices adhere to data stewardship principles in managing web user data.

  • National Data Privacy Day 2020: Tips to Protect Your Personal Data

    Privacy is everyone’s business, and VA leads the charge in protecting data for Veterans, their beneficiaries, and VA employees.

  • New video shows how VA uses data to improve the lives of homeless and at-risk Veterans

     At the darkest and most challenging time of his […]

  • Using VA data to drive decisions: Big Data Day showcases role of data in shaping government programs

    Successful companies use data to drive decisions, and VA is no different. VA uses a multitude of data to forecast changes in the Veteran population and demand for VA benefits and services.

  • VA releases data of educational organizations receiving GI Bill payments

    The available data spans fiscal years 2009 to 2017, and includes key information such as names of institutions, states, countries, school classifications, number of enrolled beneficiaries, total amount paid to each institution by fiscal year and grand total money spent.

  • Leveraging data to provide insight into complex issues surrounding Veteran homelessness

    Veteran homelessness is a multifaceted issue that goes beyond housing. It is rooted in complex causes, including mental health challenges and substance abuse, and it is affected by the state of the economy and availability of affordable housing.

  • VA’s Privacy Service hosts event focused on protecting Veteran infomation

    The mission of VA Privacy Service is to preserve and protect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of Veterans, their beneficiaries, and VA employees by promoting a culture of privacy awareness and maintaining the trust. The Privacy Service oversees and directs the development of VA’s privacy programs based on the Privacy Act of 1974 and makes recommendations to senior officials on privacy priorities. As the impact of privacy issues increase, VA’s Privacy Service implements strategies to meet those needs to ensure compliance with Federal and VA-specific privacy requirements.

  • Open Data roundtable set for May 6

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and The Center for Open Data Enterprise are co-hosting an Open Data Roundtable in the Indian Treaty Room of Eisenhower Executive Office Building May 6 to form a collaborative network between VA and data users. Open data, particularly machine-readable information, is data made available to the public by government agencies that can provide a great deal of valuable information to researchers and advocates.

  • Report focuses on women Veterans and federal government employment

    A report recently released by the Council on Veterans Employment looks at women service members and women Veterans, focusing on their skills and employment in the federal government. The 15-page report, completed by the Women Veterans Initiative Workgroup, provides data collected through their research.

  • VA update on data and wait times

    VA is committed to providing high quality, proactive, personalized, patient-driven […]

  • New Economic Opportunity Report Informs MyVA Innovation

    New economic opportunity report compares Veteran/Non-Veteran outcomes, allows VA to make informed decisions for Veterans' benefits and service programs.

  • DATA: VA making progress in access, accountability, other areas

    VA released five new fact sheets today updating progress in the key areas of access to care and benefits, accountability, implementation of the Choice Act and hospital quality care measures.

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