Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.va.gov/

Milestone 7 - May 31st 2015

OMB Review In Progress: OMB is currently reviewing the agency for this milestone. This review status indicator will change once the review is complete.

Leading Indicators

These indicators are reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget

Review Status in-progress
Reviewer Rebecca Williams
Last Updated October 6, 2015, 1:34 am EDT by Rebecca Williams

Assessment Summary

EDI: Public? Redacted/Rights? License?

PDL: APIs: 2; these should be added: http://www.va.gov/developer/

You can get your Broken Link report from datagov@gsa.gov: Server Not Found 2.8% (19 of 675) Broken links (HTTP 4xx) 0.6% (4 of 675) Error Links (HTTP 5xx) 0.0% (0 of 675) Redirected Links (HTTP 3xx) 17.6% (119 of 675) Correct format 30.6% (163 of 533) PDF for raw data 25.9% (138 of 533) HTML for raw data 43.3% (231 of 533)

Public Engagement: Feedback Mechanism? GitHub Issues and a prioritization schedule exist, but both have not been updated in over a year.

Privacy & Security:

Human Capital:

Use & Impact:

Inventory Composition

Public Dataset Status

Dataset Link Quality

Best Practice: Department of Veterans Affairs has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Enterprise Data Inventory indicator

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Inventory Updated this Quarter
952 Number of Datasets
2 Number of APIs
Schedule Delivered Crawl details
4 Bureaus represented
37 Programs represented
823 Number of public datasets
1 Number of restricted public datasets
128 Number of non-public datasets
Inventory > Public listing
+30%? Percentage growth in records since last quarter
4,910 Spot Check - datasets listed by search engine
Agency provides a public Enterprise Data Inventory on Data.gov
99.8 License specified Crawl details
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
952 Number of Datasets Crawl details
Number of Collections Crawl details
648 Number of Public Datasets with File Downloads Crawl details
2 Number of APIs Crawl details
675 Total number of access and download links Crawl details
Quality Check: Links are sufficiently working Crawl details
533 Quality Check: Accessible links Crawl details
119 Quality Check: Redirected links Crawl details
Quality Check: Error links Crawl details
4 Quality Check: Broken links Crawl details
7% Percentage growth in records since last quarter
100% Valid Metadata Crawl details
/data exists Crawl details
/data.json Crawl details
Harvested by data.gov
Views on data.gov for the quarter
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Description of feedback mechanism delivered Crawl details
Data release is prioritized through public engagement
Feedback loop is closed, 2 way communication
See below Link to or description of Feedback Mechanism
https://github.com/department-of-veterans-affairs/va-data/issues
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Data Publication Process Delivered Crawl details
Information that should not to be made public is documented with agency's OGC

Best Practice: Department of Veterans Affairs has been highlighted for demonstrating a best practice on the Human Capital indicator

Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
See below Open Data Primary Point of Contact
Lisa.Mavrogianis@va.gov
POCs identified for required responsibilities
Status Indicator Automated Metrics
Overall Progress this Milestone
Identified 5 data improvements for this quarter
See below Primary Uses
Primary Uses of VA data: perform analytics on agency or commercial activities relating to risk, benchmarks, and value assessments. Healthcare and funeral home roll-ups. Primary Uses of VA data: VA contracts IOM to perform analyses on VHA and VBA data. Primary Uses of VA data: conduct analyses and projects in support of VA (study on state variances and disability compensation awards) Primary Uses of VA data: Identify what Veterans, families, and children are not receiving services and why. Primary Uses of VA data: analyze data, verify findings, develop recommendations, and conduct panel review in order to improve Agency performance and management.
Value or impact of data
See below Primary data discovery channels
Agency sponsored and non-agency sponsored events. Query engines, web services, crawl sites. Google; VA Small Business Conference; fellow small business owners; Agency webpages, small business focused events,; small business newsletters distributed by fellow Veterans; LinkedIn; social media; find out on VA site and share with other owners); fellow small business owners. Google. Networking. Google; VA Small Business Conference; fellow small business owners; Agency webpages, small business focused events,; small business newsletters distributed by fellow Veterans; LinkedIn; social media; find out on VA site and share with other owners; fellow small business owners; non-profit/charitable organizations; Chamber of Commerce.
See below User suggestions on improving data usability
Suggestions to improved usability of current data: Structure using freely available open standards. Publish or adhere to publicly available/free taxonomies. Publish Agency specific extensions or modifications to publicly available taxonomies. Expose the data via web service, RSS feed or another real-time standard method. Consider facilitating consumer collaboration around rules, models, and presentations using relevant open standards to enhance the collaboration and transparency of consumers' analytical activities (for example: YouTube, Wikipedia, other social platforms). Suggestions regarding additional data to release: Social collaboration creates feedback loop from consumers to producers. Suggest process change. Could be images such as videos. Participate in VET15 in Norfolk, the largest service disabled small business conference. Make data accessible and searchable on the internet. Google searches are required now because there is no training on where the information can be found. Add training on databases to conferences and seminars since FEDBIzOp is not intuitive. Sometimes it is a problem to find the information. If the information is not in the contract, a scope of services referencing the data is required. Volunteered to strategize with VA on how to get the word out about data that is available.
User suggestions on additional data releases
Digital Analytics Program on /data

Automated Metrics

These metrics are generated by an automated analysis that runs every 24 hours until the end of the quarter at which point they become a historical snapshot

data.json
Expected Data.json URL http://www.va.gov/data.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved Data.json URL http://www.va.gov/data.json
Number of Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Detected Data.json Schema federal-v1.1
Datasets with Valid Metadata 100%(952 of 952)
Valid Schema Valid
Datasets 952
Datasets with Distribution URLs 70.5% (671 of 952)
Datasets with Download URLs 68.1% (648 of 952)
Total Distribution URLs 675
Total Download URLs 652
Total APIs 2
Public Datasets 823
Restricted Public Datasets 1
Non-public Datasets 128
Bureaus Represented 4
Programs Represented 37
License Specified 99.8% (950 of 952)
Datasets with Redactions 0.0% (0 of 952)
Redactions without explanation (rights field) 0.0% (0 of 952)
File Size 1.16MB
Last modified Friday, 29-May-2015 14:03:54 EDT
Last crawl Sunday, 31-May-2015 00:00:13 EDT
Analyze archive copies Analyze archive from 2015-05-31
Nearby Daily Crawls
/data page
Expected /data URL http://www.va.gov/data (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /data URL http://www.va.gov/data/
Redirects 1 redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type text/html
Last crawl Sunday, 31-May-2015 00:00:02 EDT
/digitalstrategy.json
Expected /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.va.gov/digitalstrategy.json (From USA.gov Directory)
Resolved /digitalstrategy.json URL http://www.va.gov/digitalstrategy.json
Redirects
HTTP Status 200
Content Type application/json
Valid JSON Valid
Last modified Friday, 22-May-2015 13:08:27 EDT
Last crawl Sunday, 31-May-2015 00:00:02 EDT
Digital Strategy

Date specified: Wednesday, 22-May-2013 14:55:22 EDT

Date of digitalstrategy.json file: Friday, 22-May-2015 13:08:27 EDT