Open Data is an initiative that seeks to advance government transparency and promote innovation by making data accessible to the public. Using machine-readable data that the public can access, use, and share, Federal agencies can promote a more open and efficient government, identify creative solutions that can address existing challenges, and spur economic growth.
VA’s Open Data team is working to establish a new and robust portal where users can access data, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), tools and resources that can be used to develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and create stories directly from VA resources. When VA establishes this new tool, a more comprehensive Open Data Portal will be made available. In the meantime, VA’s Enterprise Data Inventory (EDI) can be found at data.gov. See link below.
Kshemendra Paul – VA Chief Data Officer
Mike Freuh – Evaluation Officer
Tom Garin – VA Statistical Official
For Data Governance materials, please see: Data Governance and Analytics
If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about VA’s Open Data initiative, please contact VA’s Open Data Lead, Lisa Mavrogianis at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions, please contact the OIT Open Data Team at OITOpenData@va.gov, or Tracy Pham at email@example.com.
Data Stories are a great way to honor Veterans and show how data can be used for innovative purposes. VA features use cases on how valuable data is shared and used collaboratively in called Data Stories. These Data Stories include topics such as opioid prescriptions, events with academia to explore novel agricultural applications that help veteran farmers; modernization initiatives to deliver Veterans compensation benefit decisions, as well as many others.
VA analyzes what Veterans are saying about their outpatient experiences (including mental health, primary care, optometry, physical therapy, cardiology, etc.), and levels of outpatient ease, effectiveness, and emotion are anticipated to drive increases in outpatient trust using Veterans Signal survey technology.
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is responsible for administering programs that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents and their survivors. Through a variety of modernization initiatives and improved business processes, VBA strives to deliver Veterans compensation benefit decisions and services within a timely manner.
In keeping with the Department of Veterans Affairs effort to be the most transparent agency in government, VA will begin publicly posting information on opioids dispensed from VA pharmacies along with VA’s strategies to appropriately and safely prescribe these pain medications.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Enterprise Integration convened a collaborative event to encourage the development of innovative solutions to spark entrepreneurship and bring together the seemingly disparate worlds of software development, commercial farming, and Veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a mission to help Veterans maximize their economic competitiveness and thus, increase the number of economic opportunities for Veterans and their families.
Over the past 30 years, racial and ethnic minorities have entered the military in ever-increasing numbers. Ultimately, they will make the transition from Servicemember to Veteran.
The National Veteran Health Equity Report details patterns and provides comparative rates of health conditions for vulnerable Veteran groups. The report allows the VA, Veterans, and stakeholders to monitor the care vulnerable Veterans receive and set goals for improving their care.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), honors Veterans and their eligible family members with final resting places in national shrines and with lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.
On February 7, 2017, the VA Office of Enterprise Integration and the University of Southern California Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military Families convened a one-day roundtable to collaborate on policy and research with a special focus on women Veterans.