How Digital Identity is Enabling Access to the VA

Mar 13, 2017 | 8:30pm – 9:30pm
How Digital Identity is Enabling Access to the VA


Marina Martin

Department of Veterans Affairs

Paul Grassi

The National Institute of Standards and Technology

Greg Gershman

Ad Hoc LLC

Veterans have enough issues to face as they transition to civilian life. Easy access to their benefits shouldn't be one of them. Yet, at the beginning of 2016, the VA had over 500 Veteran facing websites and a fragmented authentication experience that frustrated many Veterans. To improve the user experience, the VA launched, a single, digital front door to VA with a unified Single Sign On experience across integrated VA apps and services. Hear the CTO of the VA, a former Army Ranger turned tech entrepreneur, and one of the Presidential Innovation Fellows who saved explain and explore how other agencies can replicate it.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate