VA seeks contractors for paperless benefits system
Agency plans to award multiple contracts for the Paperless Initiative
- By Doug Beizer
- Jul 24, 2009
The Veterans Affairs Department plans to award multiple contracts to
continue developing a paperless system for delivering veterans’
benefits, according to an announcement
on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.
contracts are to develop the technical data needed for the project called the Paperless Initiative. Contractors will also deliver, install
and test the development environment, according to the announcement
made July 9.
Under the initiative, five types of benefits
issued by the Veterans Benefits Administration will be transitioned to
a paperless system, according to the VA. The types of claims include:
compensation and pension; education; vocational rehabilitation and
employment; insurance; and loan guarantees.
integrate and configure commercial technologies with custom developed
software for the project, according to the VA.
The contracts will start in December 2010.
Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.