SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(Systems Made Simple, Inc. (SMS), a leading provider of IT systems and services to support critical architecture, data, and application challenges in the healthcare industry, today announces its contract award with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information & Technology (OIT) to increase automated processing of Veterans benefits claims. The Long Term Solution (LTS) Application Maintenance contract provides improved technical service-oriented capabilities designed to further streamline the delivery of Chapter 33 (CH33) benefits.)--
“The Chapter 33 Program is critical in supporting the educational and training needs of our returning Veterans”
The CH33 Program, administered by the VA as part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, provides educational assistance and benefits to members of the armed forces who served on or after September 11, 2001. These benefits can be applied to undergraduate and graduate level degree programs, vocational training and various technical, professional, and one-time certification programs.
Under the LTS Application Management contract, SMS will transition the CH33 Program Management Office support and assume responsibility for the ongoing application maintenance support operations of the LTS. SMS will provide a full range of strategic planning and technical expertise to increase automation for the VBA workforce to streamline the delivery of CH33 benefits.
“The Chapter 33 Program is critical in supporting the educational and training needs of our returning Veterans,” said Al Nardslico, president and co-founder of SMS. “This contract allows SMS to support our Veterans as they seek to acquire additional skills and training in pursuit of their long-term career goals.”
The LTS Application Maintenance contract includes a performance period of up to 24 months with a total value exceeding $8 million. It is part of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) initiative, a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract which will modernize VA services through transformational capabilities, systems engineering and other solutions that span the entire range of lifecycle-based IT.
To learn more about SMS and its VA-related projects, please visit www.systemsmadesimple.com.
Systems Made Simple (SMS) is a Service-disabled, Veteran-owned Business that delivers leading IT solutions to Fortune 500 customers and federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration. For more than 20 years, SMS has provided program management, integration services, data management, and systems and software engineering that address unique business and operational challenges. Each healthcare IT tool developed by SMS is customized to improve day-to-day business transactions, maximize efficiencies, eliminate risks and reduce costs. To learn more, visit www.systemsmadesimple.com.