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CIO Kent hails today’s ‘historic’ example of digital transformation

October 12, 2018

The Partnership for Public Service announced nine award winners of The Samuel J. Heyman Award, known as the Sammies. The winners will be celebrated at a gala on Tuesday evening, including the digital service team at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The Partnership for Public Service highlighted the work of the team and Executive Director Marcella Jacobs in creating the portal to help veterans access the resources they need. “Marcy Jacobs became the leader of the VA Digital Service team in early 2017, and has added numerous features to the website that enable veterans to more easily discover, apply for, track and manage many of the benefits and services they have earned,” the organization notes in its award description.