The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has contracted software company Ad Hoc to provide support for its Vets.gov site, which is designed to consolidate all of VA’s services in one area.
“We’re very excited to work with VA on Vets.gov,” said Greg Gershman, co-founder and principal of Ad Hoc. “The project aligns with our company’s mission, to help government agencies build better digital services. We’re happy that VA recognized the unique experience and capabilities of our team and of our partners for this project.”
In 2013, Gershman and his Ad Hoc co-founder Paul Smith were part of the team that was contracted to rescue HealthCare.gov after its failed initial launch.
The current Vets.gov site is sparse, and directs visitors to the VA.gov address if they are unable to find what they are looking for. Ad Hoc said in a press release that the goal of the fully developed site is that “veterans will be able to access all of VA’s information, benefits, and services from one site, with one login, all with a cohesive design organized around their needs.”
Ad Hoc will be partnering with The So Company, a team of military veteran content writers; ID.me, a veteran-based technology company that solves digital access challenges for the veteran community; and Accenture Federal Services, a global technology consulting firm and longtime partner of VA.
There is no timeline yet for when the Vets.gov website will be completed.