Author Archives: W. Scott Gould

Investing in the Veterans Who Have Protected Us

Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Today is Veterans Day when we affirm our obligation to honor and serve our nation’s veterans. “Obligation” is a strong word, implying an unbreakable, even sacred covenant. It’s the right word to use when talking about what we owe to those who have served in our military.

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Using Technology to Help Homeless Veterans

Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is excited to launch a competition to provide easy access to resources that homeless Veterans need, when they need them, and where they can get them.

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Career-Ready Veterans: Supporting the President’s Call

Deputy Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs

Navy Corpsman Joseph Kidd quickly learned that his medical skills-good enough to qualify him to save lives on the front lines-weren’t recognized in the emergency room of his local hospital in Minnesota.

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The Value of Veteran-Owned Businesses

Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

As former employees in the private sector, both Secretary Shinseki and I have been in the shoes of small business owners – trying to navigate the ins and outs of the General Services Administration (GSA), and figure out how to secure federal government contracts.

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