All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘veteran affairs’

NASA And VA To Host Second Open Source Summit

Last year, NASA, the U.S. State Department and the Veteran Affairs Innovation Initiative held an open source summit to advance the use of open source software in government. They are announcing that registration is now open for the second annual summit! The purpose of the summit is to get leaders form the public and private sectors as well as software …

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Facebook Starts Suicide Prevention For Veterans

Courtesy of In the light of increasing suicides by veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, Facebook today announced new military crisis content, developed in partnership with Blue Star Families and the Department of Veterans Affairs. . Because Facebook is so widely used, it is in the unique position to help Veterans. A survey conducted by Blue Star Families found …

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Smartphone App Competition Aims To Help Homeless Veterans

It’s beyond debate that homelessness is a pandemic problem across the world. Of the more than 636,000 adults that were homeless last year in the United States, over 67,000 of them were veterans. Great reward for serving your country, right? Hoping to remedy this problem once and for all, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Joining Forces is trying to …

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