To submit a Platform feature request, please follow our intake process detailed below.

This allows us to streamline the feature requests intake process, be transparent, and generate new ideas from teams and leadership contributing to VA.gov.

These instructions describe how to submit a feature request. Your request will be evaluated, scored, and if accepted for future work, moved to the respective team’s backlog. Please note that not all requests will be accepted.

Step-by-step guide


Step 1: Check the feature request backlog

Check the Github Project board to see if your idea has already been suggested.

  • If you don't see your idea in the backlog, proceed to the next step.

  • If you do see your idea, please contribute your thoughts by adding comments to the GitHub issue.

Step 2: Submit a feature request

A feature request should be submitted using this Github issue form. In this form, you will need to clearly describe your desired feature and explain why/how the feature will improve the Platform experience for you and others who rely on the Platform to create VA.gov functionality and content.

Please feel free to add any additional artifacts that will help illustrate and support your suggestion.

Step 3: Follow the status of your request on the GitHub project board

The Platform Crew will evaluate submitted feature requests.

If accepted, the appropriate Platform team will place the feature request ticket in its backlog. The team will communicate via GitHub with any questions. You can follow the progress of the ticket on the project board as it moves through the status columns.

Please note that it may take some time for the feature requests to get prioritized.