U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Robert Howard - Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology & Chief Information Officer

To quote President Lincoln's promise, "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan," the Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits to U.S. military veterans and their families. Though much has changed over the years, VA's mission remains constant: to provide competent and compassionate high-quality health care benefits and memorial services to the country's veterans. The VA has had a long, successful history of using information technology to meet its mission.