JPSys analyzed the VHA data acquisition process from Cerner and made recommendations on the use of existing tools (CDW, VistA, Rocky’s) to improve the transfer of data into a data ecosystem managed by VHA. The team wrote a substantial white paper on Data Management and Data Governance which explained how the principles and framework of data governance are essential to developing a data management approach. We analyzed the architecture of the legacy VHA data governance framework, and gave guidance and recommendations that presented a more scalable solution as an enterprise asset that is accurate, usable and functional. Practical use cases and examples of applying the framework in a real-world setting were researched and provided. We made recommendations specifically applicable to VA by analyzing the landscape and interviewing top-level VA Subject Matter Experts to gain firsthand knowledge of current issues. The JPSys experts weighed the input received and delivered a solution on how to achieve operational access to the data.