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VA Awards Halfaker DevOps Contract to Improve Security; Dawn Halfaker Quoted

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Dawn Halfaker
Dawn Halfaker President

Halfaker and Associates has been awarded the four-year, $11 million Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Program Integrity Tool (PIT) DevOps contract to advance the VA’s fraud, waste and abuse detection and prevention. The PIT platform currently houses commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions that implement uniform claim payment processes and identify abusive billing rules. 

"Halfaker is privileged to support the VA and its efforts to serve and honor American Veterans," said president and CEO Dawn Halfaker. "As with all our VA work, we are deeply committed to providing IT solutions that ensure the delivery of timely care and benefits to Veterans with optimal use of taxpayer funds.”

Under this contract, Halfaker’s support will range across the VA’s claims processing systems. The company will work to protect taxpayer investments and the department’s ability to provide support to veterans.

Halfaker will also provide the VA with operation and maintenance (O&M), customization and enhancement to support the full DevOps life cycle of the Office of Community Care (OCC) Department of Program Integrity (DPI) PIT platform. The company’s support will strengthen the DPI's mission to detect and prevent fraud, waste and abuse across the VA's claims processing systems.

“We look forward to partnering with VA to carry out this critical task," Halfaker concluded.

Halfaker’s recent award follows the company’s successful recompete of another fraud, waste and abuse contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Under the previous contract, Halfaker provided Anti-fraud Locator using EBT Retailer Transaction (ALERT) Application Support.

About Halfaker   

At Halfaker, we design, create, modernize, integrate, and secure mission critical systems and business applications for government organizations to improve the health, security, and well-being of all Americans. We are proud to be a service-disabled Veteran-owned, woman-owned, small business.