February 5, 2015

SPARC Awarded Prime Contract for Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) Production Operations and Development Services


Charleston-based software company expands 24/7 support of SPAWAR and the Department of Veterans Affairs with production operations contract.

SPARC announced today it has been selected by SPAWAR as a prime contractor for the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) Production Operations and Development Services contract. This contract will deliver ongoing production support of VBMS, a cloud-based software platform with 24/7 operations across the country. This contract has a focus on supporting continuous installation and delivery of production software, network, and supporting infrastructure, as well as additional development of VMBS.

"Our entire team is honored to continue serving SPAWAR and supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs on this important initiative," said Marc Murphy, CEO of SPARC. "Not only is this increased level of operational support something SPARC is proud to deliver to this project, we're thrilled to be creating innovation around the processing of paperless claims, which will lead to a more efficient process for our veterans."

SPARC will be providing critical ongoing production operations and development support to the VBMS program, which was mentioned by President Obama in his 2015 State of the Union Address as having enabled the Department of Veteran Affairs to drastically reduce the claim backlog that has veterans waiting for benefits.

Specifically, this contract will deliver additional agile development on the VBMS system, continuous installation and delivery of production software, network & supporting infrastructure, system performance monitoring, operational security, runtime support, and capacity planning.

"This award reflects the increasing demand for high-tech, knowledge-based jobs right here in the Lowcountry," said Elizabeth Buske, Vice President of Business Integration. "This is great day for SPAWAR, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston, and SPARC."

Learn more about SPARC and its team at sparcedge.com.

SPARC is a software development services company delivering quality, forward-thinking technology while keeping Team Members at the core of everything we do. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, SPARC provides custom software development services for the government and commercial sectors, with a focus on healthcare IT systems, mobile applications, and cloud management solutions. SPARC has been ranked on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing companies twice, and named a SC Best Places to Work winner four times. Come by for a tour and see SPARC's award-winning culture for yourself, or learn more at sparcedge.com.