Department of Veterans Affairs’ FSC FTS Program Achieves FedHealthIT Innovation Award

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2020 – Halfaker and Associates, LLC, a technology solutions provider that supports the Federal Government’s health, intelligence, defense, and security sectors, is proud to announce the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Financial Services Center (FSC) Financial Technology Service (FTS) Cloud Initiative program is a 2020 FedHealthIT Innovation Award winner. This award program honors and recognizes the top federal health programs that drive innovation and deliver real results in support of their departments’ missions.

The VA FSC FTS program provides key IT operations, engineering, and technical support for critical financial systems and services for the VA and external customers. FSC FTS proactively undertook a massive modernization initiative, helping FSC meet Cloud First Policy obligations and positioning the organization to scale to meet future business demands. This forward-thinking approach to organizational transformation drove organic, enterprise-wide solutions, resulting in continuous modernization that built upon its own successes while aligning to long-term FTS transformation goals. Key enhancements like backlog processing and the ability to expand insurance entity coverage broadened patient eligibility coverage to other insurance entities for improved Veteran care, and resulted in tangible cost-savings for the VA. In addition, the Agile, DevSecOps-based approach eased change management across the workforce and offered immediate value.

“I’m proud to congratulate the VA for this achievement,” said Halfaker and Associates CEO Dawn Halfaker. “This project deserves particular praise for its role in modernizing the infrastructure that will allow VA to serve Veterans for years to come.”

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