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DISA seeking efficient cloud computing hardware

Cloud computing hardware should be more efficient, at least when it comes to plugging it into a network. . That's according to the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA just wrapped up a request for information on easier ways to plug the hardware into different places.

Tags: DISA , cloud computing , On-Premise Container Model , Data Center Leasing Model , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 04:44pm EST

Cybersecurity a priority in the HHS OIG 2015 work plan

Cybersecurity will be top of mind in 2015 for the Inspector General of the Health and Human Services Department. In its work plan for next year, HHS OIG says it will heavily focus on federal oversight policy for medical devices and electronic health records.

Tags: HHS OIG , work plan , FDA , Medicare , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:42pm EST

NASA Ames exploring a shift to the cloud

NASA Ames Chief Information Officer Jerry Davis says he's working with agency headquarters to set up a cloud service office that will help the agency start a transition to a commercial government-only cloud system.

Tags: NASA Ames Research Center , Jerry Davis , cloud , GDIT Enterprise Center

Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:51pm EST

Subpoena issued for former HHS CTO

House Republicans issue a subpoena for Todd Park, former CTO of HHS, to testify about his role in launching Park has already refused to testify before the House Science Committee five times, according to committee chairman Lamar Smith. The White House says it has the subpoena and will not stop Park from testifying.

Tags: health IT , Todd Park , , Lamar Smith , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GDIT Enterprise Center

Monday - 11/03/2014, 03:08pm EST

The roadmap to more cloud computing

Federal agencies are accelerating towards a future of more cloud computing and a roadmap is available to help them stay on a path of security. The final version of the US Government Cloud Technology Roadmap is out. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has two volumes for agencies to reference. The first one helps agencies decides which cloud options they might want to use and how to safely adopt the technology. The second volume offers conceptual models for federal cloud business options and technical situations.

Tags: US Government Cloud Technology Roadmap , NIST , GDIT Enterprise Center

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 03:58pm EDT

The role of electronic health records in the Ebola outbreak

The recent death of Thomas Duncan of the Ebola virus, the first in the nation, is raising questions about the role and efficacy of electronic health records.

Tags: health IT , Ebola , electronic health records , Thomas Duncan , House Energy and Commerce Committee , Daniel Varga , GDIT Enterprise Center

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 02:56pm EDT

HHS hopes to ignite employees' entrepreneurial spirits

The Health and Human Services Department is offering $5,000 in seed money for HHS employees who have start-up business ideas that will also help the agency. It's called the HHS Ignite program: agency entrepreneurs get the seed money and a little bit of coaching to try to get their business ideas off the ground. If they're successful, it's a win-win for both the agency and its employees.

Tags: HHS , HHS Ignite program , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 04:52pm EDT

Federal agencies not following cloud security rules

Federal agencies are falling short on following the rules and regulations of cloud security. The Council of Inspectors General looked at 77 different cloud computing contracts at 19 different agencies and found most are not following FedRAMP guidelines and federal best practices.

Tags: Council of Inspectors General , FedRAMP , Joint Authorization Board , cloud , cloud security , GDIT Enterprise Center

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 03:03pm EDT

Government hackers attempt to break into

Government hackers see a way to break into, but in some ways that's good news. Cyber experts from the Health and Human Services Inspector General's Office found a big hole in the site's security system. But once the hackers found the hole and tried to exploit it, the site's defense system blocked them. The agency says its working to fix the problem.

Tags: hackers , , HHS OIG , GDIT Enterprise Center

Monday - 10/06/2014, 10:48am EDT

Standardized form aimed to expedite VA disability claims

Primitive information technology could make a huge dent in the backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Tags: VA backlog , disability claims , GDIT Enterprise Center

Friday - 09/26/2014, 10:35am EDT
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