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OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Tags: technology , management , Tom Kalil , Barack Obama , Office of Science and Technology Policy , White House , NSF , NIST , NIH , America Competes Act , State of the Union , competitions , transparency ,

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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White House making plans for government reorg

The administration is identifying Executive branch officials inside and outside of the White House to figure out how best to reorganize government.

Tags: management , Robert Gibbs , Barack Obama , White House , John Kamensky , IBM , government reorganization , State of the Union ,

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 05:39pm EST

EXCLUSIVE: OMB uses budget to set cyber deadlines

Federal News Radio has obtained exclusive details on the IT budget guidance OMB sent to agencies for the fiscal 2012 budget request. The administration is asking agencies to begin using monitoring their networks continuously by the end of next year. OMB also sets deadlines for cyberscope, IPv6 and funding of e-government projects.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT budget , e-government , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Cyberscope , IPv6 ,

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 07:09am EST
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Obama to propose major government reorganization

In the State of the Union, the President said he will submit a proposal to Congress to reduce the overlap among agencies. Obama also called for a five-year freeze in domestic spending, but asked lawmakers to do more with entitlement spending. He also promised to continue to invest in innovation and research and development.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Paul Ryan , Darrell Issa , White House , State of the Union , federal spending , Deficit Commission , green energy , government reorganization , earmarks , transparency ,

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:55am EST

HHS, Justice turning up heat on fraudsters

New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.

Tags: management , Kathleen Sebelius , Thomas Perrelli , Gerry Roy , Donald Berwick , Peter Budetti , HHS , Justice , CMS , improper payments , Medicare and Medicaid , fraud ,

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 07:04am EST
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HHS driving electronic health record standards

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology wants to make exchanging electronic health records as easy as sending an e-mail.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Blumenthal , HHS , technology , health IT

Friday - 01/21/2011, 06:36pm EST
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HHS promotes simpler e-health record exchanges

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT will spend the next year making it easier for health care providers to share patient data. Data sharing and interoperability are one of four major barriers the federal government is helping doctors and hospitals overcome.

Tags: technology , David Blumenthal , HHS , Office of National Coordinator for Health IT , CMS , NHIN , health IT , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce ,

Friday - 01/21/2011, 07:18am EST

Obama's regulatory reforms draw mixed reviews

Experts and lawmakers say the proof will be in the OIRA guidance to agencies in how impactful these reforms will be. Agencies must submit plans to OIRA in 120 days about how they will review existing regulations to ensure they are still relevant. Agencies will have to determine a cost-benefit analysis on existing rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , Darrell Issa , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , White House , OIRA , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Gary Bass , Susan Dudley , OMBWatch , George Washington University , regulatory reform , regulatory burden , executive order ,

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 06:52am EST
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Chief Executive orders review of outdated regulations

In an effort "to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb," the President has signed an Executive Order requiring agencies to submit a plan to review existing regulations to ensure they are not burdensome. The mandate also details five steps agencies must take to improve their regulatory process. The White House wants better coordination among agencies when writing new rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , White House , OIRA , executive order , Regulations.gov , regulatory reform ,

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 12:18pm EST

Data Center Consolidation - 40% by 2015

January 25th at 11AM

Administration's aim to fundamentally change how the Federal Government purchases and uses IT. One of the biggest goals is to reduce the number of Federal data centers by at least 40 percent by 2015.

Tags: technology , VMware , Federal IT Challenge , Doug Bourgeois

Monday - 01/17/2011, 04:46pm EST
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