Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
The mission of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to serve America's veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and be their principal advocate in ensuring they receive health care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials, in order to promote the health, welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their service to this Nation.
VA is composed of three major organizations, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), and the National Cemetery Administration (NCA). VHA's mission is fourfold: delivering high quality healthcare, teaching medical and healthcare professionals, conducting medical research, and responding to national emergencies as backup for DoD, FEMA, and other Federal agencies. With more than 1,300 sites in veterans' communities across the nation, VHA has the largest inventory of health care related buildings in the United States.
VA Office of Construction & Facility Management (CFM)
The Office of Construction & Facility Management (CFM) has the responsibility for planning, designing, constructing, leasing, and renovating these facilities for the service and care of the Nation's veterans.
Initially established for the post World War II need for additional hospital construction for returning veterans, with the dynamic changes in health care delivery nationwide, FM has taken a very pro-active role by anticipating and providing strategic asset management during these times of rapid transformation of VA's healthcare system from hospital bed-based to locally available ambulatory care. FM's goal is to become the best possible public or private asset management organization.