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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

KWedge Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: KWedge is a data transfer utility that transfers barcode data from a barcode device. This technology allows data to be transferred character by character and line by line, from a barcode reader to a Personal Computer (PC)-based program.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a set of special barcode data collection programs that use Intermec barcode equipment to collect data on assets, inventory, and maintenance purposes. These programs have been incorporated into Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA). KWedge was developed by MSS Software for use at VA and integrates with VistA in order to aid in keeping VA`s inventory up-to-date.

KWedge does not store data.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v19.7
Decision Date: 07/08/2019 at 13:06:03 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: MSS Software
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/08/2019 at 13:06:03 UTC).