The information provided in the 2018 – 2024 VA Strategic Plan is used to inform Agency decision processes that ultimately help VA accomplish its mission goals, priorities, and outcomes. It provides direction for all programmatic and management functions such as informing VA leaders about the need for new major acquisitions, IT, human capital, and other capacity-building investments. It also provides the framework for other Agency plans such as:
To fulfill the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRAMA), VA publishes a new strategic plan every four years at the beginning of each new term of an Administration. Developed using a Quadrennial Strategic Planning Process (QSPP), the VA Strategic Plan builds upon an established set of strategic goals and objectives that are key outcomes of this process. VA’s Strategic Goals are simple statements that reflect broad, long-term, outcomes VA aspires to achieve by executing its mission. VA’s Strategic Objectives reflect the outcomes (expected results) or management impacts the Agency is trying to achieve. These objectives are used to align the Agency’s collective efforts and guide programmatic and budgeting resourcing decisions for IT and non-IT investments and human capital resources.