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Bid protests of HHS office space contract sustained

A GAO report recommends that GSA review the criteria it used for HHS office space bid.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 07:28pm EDT

NIH connects patients, providers with health care info

"Patients using portals or EHRs that have implemented MedlinePlus Connect can access easy-to-understand health information on MedlinePlus that is directly related to their diagnoses, medications, and lab tests," according to HHS in a press release.

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 10:51am EDT
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GAO: DHS, HHS threat planning can be better coordinated

Building your relationship with other agencies. Get advice from GAO's Marsha Crosse, director of Health Care Issues.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:30pm EDT
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HHS's Carleton set to retire 35-year federal career

HHS CIO Michael Carleton will retire at the end of July, ending a 35-year federal career.

Monday - 06/27/2011, 04:17pm EDT

Buyouts, furloughs among budget cut options

HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:22am EDT
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CDC facing furloughs, ATF considers buyouts

Falling budgets have agencies considering extreme measures.

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 02:33pm EDT

Health research initiative awarded, encourages innovation

Office of National Coordinator for Health IT gives $5 million to two companies to work on new services.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 06:56pm EDT

OMB urging regulatory reform plans for small agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has gotten preliminary plans for regulatory reform from 30 executive branch agencies after President Obama's January executive order calling for a review of unneeded or unjustified regulations. The White House also is encouraging independent federal agencies to submit their own plans, but OMB has gotten just a single page back so far.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:55am EDT
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New CMS tools help to save up to $120 billion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it can save $120 billion dollars over the next five years. CMS's Jon Blum tells us about two important tools at their disposal.

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 09:41am EDT
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Making federal websites more user friendly

Dick Stapleton from HHS and Mark Pietrasanta from Aquilent join host John Gilroy to discuss best practices that federal agencies can use to engage citizens.
May 24, 2011

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 09:11pm EDT
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'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
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Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Memo about potential shutdown sent to HHS employees

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 12:56pm EDT

NIST, HHS to test vendor technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a workshop next month for labs that want to test the technology.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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GSA, HHS to green concessions in fed buildings

The two agencies plan to implement healthier foods and sustainable options at all concessions in their buildings.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 05:16pm EDT

CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:30am EDT
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Interagency team mobilizes in Japan disaster response

David Silverberg, editor of Homeland Security Today, has an update on the mission to Tokyo.

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:07pm EDT
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DoD, Energy lead in open source technology

OFSA conducted a survey to point out which departments and agencies were best using open source technologies.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:57pm EST
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GuLF Study to track 10 years of health

A new study that will look at possible health effects of the Gulf of Mexico's Deepwater Horizon oil spill on 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers begins today in towns across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. We get details from Dr. Dale Sandler with NIEHS.

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 10:31am EST
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