CalVet Promotes Veterans Service Mobile Apps
at Government Technology Conference

SACRAMENTO – Veterans and their families can get up close and personal with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) mobile application (app) at the 14th annual Government Technology Conference, Wednesday, February 8th at the Sacramento Convention Center.

The CalVet app, available for both Android and Apple devices (and being demonstrated in Booth #117 in Exhibit Hall E), gives users 24/7 access to information about employment, education, housing, health and other benefits and services available to California veterans. Details of specific veterans benefits—including eligibility, providers, hours of operation, and contact information – are at users’ fingertips. Embedded GPS technology provides maps and driving directions to the nearest County Veterans Service Offices (CVSO), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities and clinics, and organizations that offer services to veterans.

“Being able to reach and assist veterans in such an immediate and personal way is very exciting,” said Peter J. Gravett, CalVet Secretary. “The apps are great for tech savvy veterans but are also intuitive enough to allow veterans of every era to connect quickly and easily with CalVet or their CVSO and get assistance in applying for the benefits they’ve earned.”

The CalVet app for DROID devices can be downloaded for free by clicking the icon located on the Home page of the CalVet web site,  The CalVet app for Apple devices is available for free from any Apple Store.

The Government Technology Conference will feature more than 320 computer and telecommunications companies and a program that includes nationally known speakers, workshops, and seminars on project management, Web development, justice and policy safety issues and eGovernment issues.

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