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Agencies starting to get innovation itch

Federal CTO Chopra points to HHS, DoD as examples of how departments are embracing the new concept. He says open government directive in final stages.

Tags: mngt , technology , Aneesh Chopra , OMB , DoD , transparency , open government , innovation , CTO

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Two whistleblowers get 45-day stay after OSC intervention

After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.

Tags: Franz Gayl , paul hardy , whistleblower , FDA , public health service , Marine Corps , DoD , Office of Special Counsel , Merit Systems Protection Board , workforce , Jolie Lee ,

Friday - 10/14/2011, 03:27pm EDT

NIEM's value expanding beyond law enforcement data sharing

Several agencies and other countries are using the The National Information Exchange Model framework to create common vocabularies for everything from orange juice production to cybersecurity and health care. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, said the U.S., Mexico and Canada have signed an agreement to run pilots using standards based on NIEM for pandemic and public safety information sharing.

Tags: technology , Kshemendra Paul , Information Sharing Environment , Justice , information sharing , Jason Miller , NIEM

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:39am EDT
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HHS promotes private, secure health IT

The Department of Health and Human Services wants to use information technology to give patients greater access to their own health records. The agency is proposing new rules that would allow Americans to get direct, secure, electronic access to their own test results, directly from laboratories. HHS is also creating a template for electronic personal health records. The idea is to standardize the information in simple way, similar to nutrition facts labels. HHS thinks they'll help build public trust in the systems set up by personal health record companies.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology

Monday - 09/19/2011, 06:00pm 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.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , cloud computing , data center consolidation , federal CIO , Vivek Kundra , Virtualization , USDA , GSA , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am 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.

Tags: In Depth , best practices , managment , collaboration , GAO , DHS ,

Monday - 06/27/2011, 06:30pm EDT
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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.

Tags: Federal Drive , NIEHS , NIH , Dale Sandler , GuLF Study

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

Tags: David Silverberg , Homeland Security Today , DHS , Japan , earthquake , tsunami , FEMA , Energy , NRC , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 03/14/2011, 02:07pm EDT
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Sebelius nod moves to Senate floor

Tags: mngt , Kathleen Sebelius , Politico

Wednesday - 04/22/2009, 03:12pm EDT
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