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NIH kicks off CFC with live music, tents and charities

The National Institutes of Health held a kickoff event for the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. The event had been postponed by a month because of the government shutdown.

Friday - 11/08/2013, 09:42am EST

CFC focuses on people behind charitable donations

Tina Cheatham, the CFC manager at the Department of Health and Human Services, updates Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on her agency's Combined Federal Campaign efforts.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 02:34pm EST
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CMS CIO Trenkle leaving for private sector

Tony Trenkle will leave as the CIO of CMS on Nov. 15 after eight years with the agency.

Thursday - 11/07/2013, 05:26am EST

New security issues surface for health website

Obama claims 'full responsibility' for health care website fixes as security concerns surface

Friday - 11/01/2013, 11:42am EDT

Insurance exchange issues and more

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine the technical problems with the Healthcare.gov website, their impact, and who is responsible for the progam's shortfalls.
October 31, 2013

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 09:13pm EDT
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HealthCare.gov contractors point fingers at CMS for site bottlenecks

The House Energy and Commerce Committee called representatives from four contractors including prime contractor CGI Federal to the committee to investigate the bumpy launch of the health care website. Contractors responsible for key parts of the website told lawmakers that the federal government was responsible for comprehensively testing the site and that a late decision to require logging into the system before browsing for insurance plans created bottlenecks that crippled the site.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 03:35pm EDT

Builders of Obama's health website saw red flags

Insiders who worked on US health website describe high stress, complaints about major problems

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 08:28am EDT

Rep. Issa adds tech companies to list of HealthCare.gov inquiries

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent letters to Verizon Enterprise Inc., Google, Microsoft, Oracle and Expedia asking if they are part of the administration's "tech surge" to fix the Affordable Care Act portal.

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 02:49pm EDT

Obama: 'No excuse' for health care signup problems

Obama says 'no excuse' for health care signup woes; website builders say they saw red flags

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 03:06am EDT

Where were all the techies for the launch of HealthCare.gov?

In a special commentary, Federal News Radio's Tom Temin asks, where were the crowd-sourcing, cloud-computing, agile-developing, data-dot-goving, code-a-paloozing studs who have been swept into so many agencies by the Obama administration before the launch of HealthCare.gov?

Monday - 10/21/2013, 01:36pm EDT

Agencies exploring the right balance between open data, security

HHS is using big data to improve the cybersecurity of their systems, but also using a layered approach to protect the information. Commerce wants to improve the governance and usability of its data. USDA is creating a big data strategy.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:39am EDT
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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
August 29, 2013

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
July 11, 2013

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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Gov't report: Smooth launch unsure for health law

GAO: Smooth and timely launch uncertain for Obama health law; administration making progress

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 01:00pm EDT

Rep. Issa heading down familiar path for IT reform; Senate still in discovery mode

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to offer the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) as an amendment later this week to the 2013 Defense Authorization bill. The Senate held a hearing looking at the best approach to empower federal CIOs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard that transparency, visibility and senior leadership are common traits among successful CIOs.

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:26am EDT

Top Obama appointees using secret email accounts

Some Obama political appointees using secret email accounts; White House defends practice

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:42pm EDT

Handling large data sets in a secure environment

Kerry Weems, the vice president and general manager for Health Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology will discuss data collection and IT security.
May 28, 2013

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 09:32pm EDT
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Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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FedRAMP achieves another cloud security milestone

HHS approves Amazon Web Services for meeting security requirements under the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program. The company's secure documents are available for other agencies to review to help accelerate their move to the cloud.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:15am EDT
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Datapalooza IV and open government

US CTO Todd Park and HHS CIO Bryan Sivak talk about this year's Datapalooza event, which takes place next month in Washington D.C.
May 21, 2013

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:39pm EDT
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