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Delaware Veterans Services Online Directory Wins National Award

Commission of Veterans Affairs | Government Information Center | Date Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013


Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs

The new Delaware Veterans Services Directory (VSD) has won recognition from a national eGovernment research institute for its innovative approach to providing services to an important segment of Delaware’s population.  The directory, which serves the more than 79,000 Delaware veterans and their families, was named a winner of a 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government-to-Business category by the Center for Digital Government.

Accessible at www.delaware.gov/vsd, the VSD is a state-wide online listing of public and private organizations offering services to Delaware veterans and their families.  It brings together a community of partners in a single, online portal that features links to employment services, housing services, medical services, and education services, among others. The VSD currently includes 48 organizations, with information ranging from general knowledge and social media links to informational videos.

“Veterans have served to protect us and we are obligated to do everything in our power to ensure they get the benefits and assistance they deserve,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “The VSD is an innovative way to connect those in need of housing, healthcare, jobs and many other benefits with those organizations that have a passion to serve veterans. I want to personally encourage organizations to continue registering for free today and help us get the word out about the Veterans Services Directory.”

VSD users can search by geographic location and by types of services offered. The directory also offers quick links to important state and federal veterans’ agencies.  It provides an array of essential services for Delaware’s vast military community and simplifies the process of obtaining needed services for military veterans and their families.

“Military members, veterans and their families are entitled to numerous benefits. There are equally as many organizations working hard day in and day out to help those who committed to protect our way of life,” said Paul Lardizzone, Veterans Affairs Commission Chairman. “Our hope is that the Veterans Services Directory helps address a longstanding problem of connecting veterans in need to the organizations that can provide assistance.”

The VSD website was developed by the Delaware Government Information Center for the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs as part of Governor Markell’s push for a more efficient and effective government. The Government Information Center (GIC) helps meet this goal by developing applications and websites that are innovative, cost-effective, and easy to use. To contact the GIC, send an email to: gic@delaware.gov.

Contact: Tammy Stock at 302-857-3038 or tamara.stock@delaware.gov

 

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Delaware Veterans Services Online Directory Wins National Award

Commission of Veterans Affairs | Government Information Center | Date Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013


Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs

The new Delaware Veterans Services Directory (VSD) has won recognition from a national eGovernment research institute for its innovative approach to providing services to an important segment of Delaware’s population.  The directory, which serves the more than 79,000 Delaware veterans and their families, was named a winner of a 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government-to-Business category by the Center for Digital Government.

Accessible at www.delaware.gov/vsd, the VSD is a state-wide online listing of public and private organizations offering services to Delaware veterans and their families.  It brings together a community of partners in a single, online portal that features links to employment services, housing services, medical services, and education services, among others. The VSD currently includes 48 organizations, with information ranging from general knowledge and social media links to informational videos.

“Veterans have served to protect us and we are obligated to do everything in our power to ensure they get the benefits and assistance they deserve,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “The VSD is an innovative way to connect those in need of housing, healthcare, jobs and many other benefits with those organizations that have a passion to serve veterans. I want to personally encourage organizations to continue registering for free today and help us get the word out about the Veterans Services Directory.”

VSD users can search by geographic location and by types of services offered. The directory also offers quick links to important state and federal veterans’ agencies.  It provides an array of essential services for Delaware’s vast military community and simplifies the process of obtaining needed services for military veterans and their families.

“Military members, veterans and their families are entitled to numerous benefits. There are equally as many organizations working hard day in and day out to help those who committed to protect our way of life,” said Paul Lardizzone, Veterans Affairs Commission Chairman. “Our hope is that the Veterans Services Directory helps address a longstanding problem of connecting veterans in need to the organizations that can provide assistance.”

The VSD website was developed by the Delaware Government Information Center for the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs as part of Governor Markell’s push for a more efficient and effective government. The Government Information Center (GIC) helps meet this goal by developing applications and websites that are innovative, cost-effective, and easy to use. To contact the GIC, send an email to: gic@delaware.gov.

Contact: Tammy Stock at 302-857-3038 or tamara.stock@delaware.gov

 

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