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Agencies cut improper payments by $18 billion

Most of the fiscal 2011 reductions came from the departments of Education, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. The administration also announced new steps aimed at improving how agencies use suspension and debarment to deal with unreliable contractors and grant recipients.

Tags: improper payments , contracting , management , financial management , USDA , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid , education , OMB , Jack Lew , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 04:36pm EST
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Contract will help small businesses reap health IT rewards

Ed Wilgus, senior contracting officer with the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center, discusses new health IT contract.

Tags: Ed Wilgus , health IT , Health IT Day , AFCEA Bethesda , NIH

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 01:54pm EDT
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OMB, Congress to put grant-making process under more scrutiny

Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said he will hold hearings to see how to make the federal grant process more transparent. The administration merged two existing boards into a new Council on Financial Assistance Reform to improve the grant-making process. HHS awarded a $32.4 million contract for IT services for grants.gov portal.

Tags: technology , grants , OMB , James Lankford , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jacob Lew , Danny Werfel , Grants.gov , Council on Financial Assistance Reform , GAO , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/31/2011, 04:20pm EDT
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OPM may push telework harder in updated snow policy

The Office of Personnel Management is finalizing changes to the federal snow policy. Director John Berry won't share details yet, but he said telework shows the resiliency of government during bad weather.

Tags: telework , OPM , John Berry , Justin Johnson , USPTO , Danette Campbell , Ned Holland , technology , management , operating status , inclement weather , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/21/2011, 06:28pm EDT
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GAO: Agencies need more policing of contractors

Federal contractors may be getting away with fraud or shoddy work, according to a Government Accountability Office study of five years' worth of federal contracts. GAO found that most agencies are not using enforcement tools meant to cut off the flow of public funds to bad contractors.

Tags: Congress , acquisition , GAO , suspension and debarment , EPA , OMB , James Lankford , Bill Woods , nancy gunderson , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/07/2011, 02:13pm EDT
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Health care reform rises to top of priority list

The reformation of the country's health care system is one of the next priorities for President Barack Obama and Congress, and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services will be at the center of this effort.

Tags: Tracking the Transition , pay and benefits , Xavier Becerra , Max Baucus , CMS , ONC , Senate Finance Committee , House Ways and Means Committee , health IT , health care

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 05:44pm EST
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Federal Workers and Help for Haiti: Past, Present & Future

What's important now, is that, even as the United States renders extraordinary emergency assistance, we begin working on our Haitian-exit strategy. Haiti deserves more than a future where it survives, forever tied to U.S. apron strings, living from dole to dole.

Tags: columns , Lurita Doan , Haiti , State , DHS , defense , FAA

Monday - 01/18/2010, 11:53am EST
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The health of your e-health records

Health records come kicking and screaming into the 20th century.

Tags: technology , mngt , e-health ,

Thursday - 05/28/2009, 09:28am EDT
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Stimulating e-health

E-prescriptions are getting a shot in the arm.

Tags: tech , stimulus , e-health , e-prescriptions , health care information technology

Friday - 04/03/2009, 07:25am EDT
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The importance of transparency for health IT

The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology within the Department of Health and Human Services is currently one of the more open and transparent in HHS.

Tags: technology , Office of the National Coordinator for Health Info , Brian Ahier , health IT , Web 2.0 , Gov 2.0 , Dorothy Ramienski , transparency , openness

Friday - 05/07/2010, 08:00pm EDT
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