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Vangent

March 10, 2011 10:16 ET

Vangent Sponsors National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic for Seventh Consecutive Year

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process solutions, today announced its seventh consecutive sponsorship of the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic, an annual event co-led by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Vangent's gold-level sponsorship helps to provide an important rehabilitation stepping stone for the severely disabled veterans who will attend this year's clinic.

The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic (NDVWSC) is the largest adaptive winter sports rehabilitative event for U.S. military service veterans. More than 450 disabled veterans are expected to attend -- including those recently injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. In previous years, veterans who participated in the physically demanding activities offered at the clinic returned home with a new found motivation to overcome their disabilities and take their rehabilitation to a higher level. Many past participants return annually to increase their knowledge, build camaraderie, and challenge themselves further. 

"The Department of Veterans Affairs and Disabled American Veterans put on an outstanding program every year that is truly unique in its approach to helping disabled veterans," said Mac Curtis, President and CEO of Vangent. "We're proud to sponsor the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic for the seventh consecutive year and to work with the VA on critical initiatives such as VistA upgrades and meeting the latest HIPAA 5010 requirements."

The activities offered at the NDVWSC are both challenging and stimulating, including adaptive Alpine and Nordic skiing, rock climbing, snowmobiling, curling, and sled hockey. The U.S. military service veterans who will take on the challenge all currently receive care at a VA medical facility and suffer from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, neurological problems, and other disabilities. Event participants will receive assistance competing in and completing their rehabilitative activities from volunteers from across the country, including nine Vangent employees. 

Vangent's support of the NDVWSC is testament to its support for the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Military Health System and its dedication to improving the care of wounded warriors and our nation's armed forces. Vangent provides mission-critical services and support for several health initiatives within the Department of Defense, including the Traumatic Brain Injury/Behavioral Health Clinical Documentation and Single Sign-On/Patient Context Management/Clinical Viewer solution for the MHS, Common User Database for the Force Health Protection & Readiness Program, and E-Commerce Operational System Support for the TRICARE Management Activity - Aurora. For the VA, Vangent is helping to upgrade the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Electronic Transaction Standards, enabling streamlined third-party health care revenue and payments.

About Vangent, Inc. 
Vangent, Inc. is a provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions, and corporations. Vangent's 7,500 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Labor and Veterans Affairs; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K and Canada. For more information, visit www.vangent.com. Did you know? Four out of 10 Americans connect with Vangent, but never know it. Learn more at www.vangent.com/4outof10.

About the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Disabled American Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is a recognized leader in rehabilitative and recreational therapies, and operates more than 1,100 sites of care, including 153 hospitals. For more information, visit www.va.gov.

With more than 1.2 million members, the Disabled American Veterans is an organization of disabled veterans who are focused on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families. The organization accomplishes this goal by providing free assistance to veterans in obtaining benefits and services earned through their military service. The assistance is fully funded through its membership dues and public contributions. For more information, visit www.dav.org.

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