VA data, including HERC data, are currently in transition to the VA Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW), a national VA data repository. The National Data Systems (NDS) oversees the request and approval process through the Data Access Request Tracker (DART) system. For more information on data available at CDW and the current request procedures, please see the VHA Data Portal (Intranet only: http://vaww.vhadataportal.med.va.gov).
FMS is the VHA general ledger. It contains information on VHA spending by fiscal period, station, and account. Both labor and non-labor spending are reported. FMS data are use by the MCA, the VA implementation of an activity-based costing system. HERC recommends that VA employees who need information on VA health care expenditures use the MCA ALBCC dataset at the Corporate Data Warehouse, or financial data in from the VISN Support Service Center.