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HHS app contest capitalizes on existing social networks

Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response, explains what HHS hopes the apps will accomplish.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 03:46pm EDT
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Feds leave varied work experiences for D.C. roles

Nani Coloretti, the deputy assistant treasury secretary, and Todd Park, the chief technology officer at HHS discussed making the transition from the private sector to roles in government. This interview is part of Federal News Radio's special series, "Talk Back to Washington: Insight for the federal manager on the workforce outside of D.C."

Friday - 08/12/2011, 09:21am EDT
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HHS seeks emergency prep Facebook app

The submissions should allow a user to invite three Facebook friends to become "lifelines," who will act as support during an emergency.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 03:53pm EDT

GAO: Acquisition planning must include cost estimates, best practices

The top four civilian agencies can do a better job in the planning stages for service contracts, according to a new Government Accountability Office.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 05:07pm EDT

Ron Martin reflects on career

A new ongoing series by Federal News Radio tells the stories of long-time federal employees.

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 04:22pm EDT
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Gov 2.0 lessons from Pillbox app

The application - now in its beta phase - helps emergency physicians, first responders, health care providers and the public in general identify pills with photos of the pills and descriptions.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 05:46pm EDT

Exclusive: Agencies detail buyout, hiring freeze plans

In a governmentwide survey, agencies reported that they were not seeking buyouts through OPM or hiring freezes

Monday - 07/25/2011, 05:18pm EDT

Data center consolidation ahead of schedule

Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am EDT
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Lawmakers: CMS should rely on states to fight fraud

States need to help CMS fight fraudulent claims, says Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:58pm EDT
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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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