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Web policies and directives

We follow federal standards as well as VA policies for designing, maintaining, and supporting digital services including:


  • Subdomains

  • Our intranet

  • Other channels like videos, social media, and more

To learn about these and other important policies—including 508 requirements for accessibility—and how to implement them for digital experiences you’re creating, visit the VA Web Governance site.

VA Web Governance site

Be sure to visit regularly. We update the governance site when federal regulations, VA policies, or standards change.

Primary VA policies

VA Directive 6102. The directive documents the policies for digital experiences, no matter where they’re hosted. The information in the directive applies to all organizations within VA.

VA Handbook 6102. The handbook includes both federal and VA requirements for establishing and administering VA internet and intranet services. The handbook provides standards on how to implement the policies in the directive.

Last updated: May 10, 2023