|[September 18, 2013]
Delaware Veterans Service Online Directory Wins National Award
DOVER, Del. --(Business Wire)--
The new Delaware
Veterans Services Directory (VSD) was named a winner of the 2013
Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government-to-Business
category. The VSD, accessible at http://www.delaware.gov/vsd,
serves more than 79,000 Delaware veterans and their families. The
directory provides a state-wide online listing of public and private
organizations offering services to Delaware veterans and their families.
Service providers are able to register for the system online using
Single Sign-On (SSO).
SSO is a secure user access and management facility that allows users a
single username and password for multiple Delaware.gov
accounts. Users can be created, their access privileges can be modified,
and their system actions can be tracked using this application. This
provides safe and secure data access. By giving organizations the
ability to register for the VSD online, the directory is able to easily
bring together a community of partners featuring a variety of different
services. The VSD currently includes 48 different organizations and is
"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."
The VSD website was developed by the Delaware Government Information
Center (GIC) for the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs as part of
Governor Markell's push for a more efficient and effective government.
The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SSO application was developed in partnership with Delaware
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