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Policy

Providing exemplary service to veterans and military families requires a whole-of-government and multi-sector approach. Objective, data-driven scholarship is also central to principled policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. We work with policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels to study and inform the development of programs, legislation, and policy guidance that advance the lives of veterans and their families.

Featured Projects

Implementation Assessment of Presidential Executive Order EO13518
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The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) enlisted the expertise of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University to understand how the federal government has implemented the VEI since its inception in 2009. This report is an in-depth, extensive study of that initiative. This report documents the results of an independent study to assess the policy implementation of the Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI).

A National Veterans Strategy
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In partnership with the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Law, the National Veterans Strategy aims to cultivate meaningful and substantive discourse related to national policy impacting the post-service life course of the men and women who have worn the cloth of this nation in military service.

Veteran Policy Landscape
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This project was undertaken to build a resource-tool for veterans, transitioning service members, and military families seeking to better understand federal and state policies that affect them, as well as to provide insight and highlight future opportunities for policymakers and researchers.

All Policy Research Projects

Review of Presidential Executive Order EO13518

In collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the IVMF has been charged with conducting a formal review of EO13518’s implementation over its lifespan and will offer recommendations and future areas of focus for policymakers and senior agency leaders in late 2016.

Learn About The Review of Executive Order EO13518

A National Veterans Strategy: The Economic, Social, and Security Imperative

In partnership with the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT) at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Law, the National Veterans Strategy aims  to cultivate meaningful and substantive discourse related to national policy impacting the post-service life course of the men and women who have worn the cloth of this nation in military service.

Learn More About A National Veterans Strategy