Department of Veteran Affairs.
Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Project Management Support
IPTA provided Program/Project Management and Business Analysis support services under the VBA Tactical Project Management Support Services (TPMSS) contract, to multiple VBA Program Offices, including the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS), the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VR&E), Compensation Service (CS), and the VA Debt Management Center (VA-DMC).
Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS)
The VBMS technology initiative enabled the VBA to achieve its mission of deploying a web-based electronic claims processing solution to eliminate the Veteran benefits compensation claims backlog, while providing an integrated claims processing capability for the future. IPTA provided Program Management and application Testing Support Services to ensure VBMS deployments met all VBA and Congressional requirements.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VR&E)
The VR&E Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and maintain suitable jobs. VR&E initiatives emphasized supporting Veterans whose disabilities are so severe they cannot immediately consider work. IPTA supported the planning and implementation of multiple VR&E projects to include the VetSuccess.gov website enhancements and the VetSuccess on Campus initiative.
Compensation Service (CS)
Disability Compensation is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. IPTA’s work with the CS supported implementation of the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, maximizing the career readiness of all Service members as they transition to Veteran status through participation in the Military Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
VA Debt Management Center (VA-DMC)
The VA Debt Management Center’s mission is to collect debts resulting from an individual’s participation in VA benefits programs in the most efficient and cost-effective manner while maintaining compassionate, high-quality service to Veterans and their families. IPTA supported the definition and development of a modernized VA-DMC centralized accounts receivable system (CARS). Through business process documentation and analysis, IPTA chartered a course for CARS to deliver the enhanced technological capabilities necessary for an innovative, integrated, and leading-edge replacement system.