Dept. of Veterans AffairsA new Agile-based framework will be the cornerstone of better service delivery for the Department of Veterans Affairs. FederalTimes reports that CIO LaVerne Council is calling the new system – termed the Veteran-focused Integration Process, or VIP – “a generational leap forward”.

From the article:

VA launched a pilot VIP program in January. The program is intended to allow VA to respond quickly to the needs of veterans, Council wrote in a February blog post. “VIP streamlines IT product release activities and increases the speed of delivering high-quality, secure capabilities to veterans. The clearest representation of this is the reduction in artifacts from 58 (in the previous accountability methodology) to seven,” she wrote.
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VIP will replace the Project Management Accountability System for enterprise IT management of products and services, Council wrote, calling it a “generational leap forward.”

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