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Order calls for interagency cooperation on veterans' mental health

Executive order calls for vets in emotional distress to be seen by a professional within 24 hours. It also enlists HHS, Education, DoD and VA in interagency partnerships to find treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:33am EDT
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NIH doctor's work transforms once-fatal illness

When Princeton University football player Jordan Culbreath was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2009, there was only one place to go: the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute at NIH. The once-fatal illness now carries an 80 percent survival rate, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Neal A. Young.

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 09:55am EDT
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The VA, Affordable Care Act fees, and political conventions

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss growth potential at the Veterans Administration, the Affordable Care Act's impact on drug companies, and a preview of the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions.
August 23, 2012

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 07:00pm EDT
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Medicare fraud busters unveil command center

Medicare's war on fraud is going high-tech with the opening of a $3.6 million command center that features a giant screen and the latest computer and communications gear. That's raising expectations, as well as some misgivings.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 12:26pm EDT

GAO: Special hiring authority not a free pass

A Government Accountability Office report found the Department of Health and Human Services and the Environmental Protection Agency need to do a better job managing their employees under Title 42.

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:11am EDT

7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

IG: Medicare contractors vulnerable to conflicts of interest

Firms that are paid tens of millions of dollars to root out Medicare fraud are bidding on contracts to investigate companies they are doing business with, sometimes their own parent companies, according to a government report released Tuesday.

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 05:19pm EDT

GAO: Feds lose $80M looking for Medicaid fraud

Private contractors received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud data, yet had only found about $20 million in overpayments since 2008, according to a new report by the federal government.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 11:34am EDT
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Sivak named new CTO at Health and Human Services

Health and Human Services has named entrepreneur Bryan Sivak as its chief technology officer. He replaces Todd Park, who moved on to the White House.

Friday - 06/15/2012, 09:32am EDT

GAO: Feds lose $80M looking for Medicaid fraud

Private contractors received $102 million to review Medicaid fraud data, yet had only found about $20 million in overpayments since 2008, according to a new report by the federal government.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 07:28pm EDT

Sammies finalists helping to prevent medical errors

Heidi King of the Defense Department and Dr. James Battles at the Agency for Health care Research and Quality, has revolutionized the way the medical personnel behave in hospitals.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 09:04am EDT
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NIH's GWAC adjusts to new procurement rules to cut waste, increase competition

The National Institutes of Health has more than a decade of experience under its belt administering a governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC).

Monday - 06/11/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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Q&A with U.S. CTO Todd Park

Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, will talk about Datapalooza, and solutions to federal healthcare IT problems.
May 29, 2012

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 12:05am EDT
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NIH makes first set of awards under CIO-SP3 GWAC

The agency picks 10 service disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) for its CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC. NIH will make other small business and full-and-open awards in the coming month.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 03:44pm EDT

When disaster strikes, electronic patient tracking modernizes response

When disaster strikes, one of the biggest challenges facing responders is how to efficiently treat and track those injured. H. Allen Dobbs has made the modernization of the process a priority during his career and is now being recognized for his work.

Monday - 05/14/2012, 01:58pm EDT
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The future of health care cost savings

On this week's show, host Allen Scott examines efforts to cut health care costs and their potential implications for businesses and federal and state budgets. Guests include Health Care Analysts Christopher Flavelle and Brian Rye, and Congressional Analyst Loren Duggan.

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 04:14am EDT
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Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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OPM convenes workgroup to address domestic violence in federal workplace

The Office of Personnel Management will convene an interagency workgroup in the coming weeks to establish governmentwide policies on domestic violence in the federal workplace. Rob Shriver, deputy general council for policy at OPM, has an update on the personnel agency's progress.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 10:19am EDT
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Panel: Hiring reform critical as brain drain looms

The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp discussed the big issues in recruitment, hiring and retention with a panel of federal hiring experts.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 02:53pm EDT
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Half of federal websites working on mobile strategy

The results of a ForeSee poll also show one-third of the 40 federal websites surveyed already have launched mobile initiatives.

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:47pm EDT
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