VA Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren released a summary of the department’s $4.1 billion IT budget - February 24, 2015, By Dan Verton, Fedscoop
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to use more than half of its proposed information technology budget for fiscal year 2016 to build out a tech infrastructure that supports customized health care tools for veterans, including mobile and telehealth technologies, advanced electronic health records, and a new commercial scheduling system. In a briefing with reporters Tuesday, VA Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren released a summary of the department’s $4.1 billion IT budget, of which approximately 55 percent would be earmarked for customized medical programs, 20 percent for adding new features and functionality every 90 days to the Veterans Benefits Management System, and 19 percent for maintaining the department’s enterprise IT services that support 152 hospitals, 56 regional benefits offices and 821 outpatient clinics around the country
G2X TAKE: This is a great read for anyone covering VA. While it is still a high level fly over, it does provide good perspective on the priorities for VA and gives insight as to where the funding is moving. Firms who feel good about their odds on T4 NG, both prime and sub, can start to think about how to position for task orders.