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SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue has taken extra funding, both from Congress' annual appropriations and from the Recovery Act, and invested in staffing and technology to fight the case backlog, Government Executive reports.
The Social Security Administration is renewing a computer matching program with the Office of Personnel Management, the CCH website reports.
OMB finds that most website and call center operations are separate and don't work well together. Some agencies are following the private sector's lead by offering multiple channels to serve citizens. CMS and GSA both use online tools to answer questions more quickly and reliably.
GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.
According to a post on FedBizOpps.gov, the agency is looking for a company to provide it with extermination services, including the use of a Bed Bug Heat Treatment Oven.
If you're not convinced of the value of going paperless, consider this: New York City has a major bedbug infestation, and the pests have spread to the Social Security Administration's regional offices in Queens, N.Y.
GAO found significant success in obtaining passports using fraudulent documents in the second investigation in two years. While State is implementing facial recognition technology to close the existing gaps, lawmakers are introducing new legislation to give the agency more security capabilities.
The Social Security Administration organizes and funds state disability programs, yet states have begun furloughs of these employees. SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue discusses what is behind this trend and why his agency is proposing a law to stop it.
Program will discuss the current status and progress made in Healthcare IT & with the NHIN, best practices & benefits, challenges or major hurdles to still overcome, new technology advances, and the vision for the future for Health IT and NHIN.
Tags: technology , Federal Executive Forum , Dr. Doug Frisdma , Dr. Stephen Ondra , Tom Conway , John Sabo , Michael Weiner , Justine Piereman , HHS , Army , MEDCOM , McAfee , Global Government Relations , healthcare , IT , Jim Flyzik , Flyzik Group
A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.