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OMB, HHS create new health IT task force

New entity will be led by eight agencies, including OPM, VA and DoD. The focus will be on policy development, coordination and implementation of federal health IT.

Tags: technology , management , Peter Orszag , Kathleen Sebelius , OMB , HHS , OPM , DoD , SSA , Commerce , USDA , health IT

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 03:00pm EST

Agencies reduce energy usage by 12.4 percent in 2008

All but three departments met the goal to cut down the amount of energy they use by 9 percent. Agencies also expected to spend more than a billion dollars in 2009 on energy efficient projects. GSA's new rule goes into effect today requiring new leases to have an Energy Star rating.

Tags: management , James Sullivan , Richard Kidd , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , Energy , Federal Energy Management Program , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Green buildings , energy efficiency , Energy Star

Thursday - 10/01/2009, 06:54am EDT
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DoD says electronic health record system on track

The Defense Department Tuesday will try to explain to lawmakers just how much progress it has made with its electronic health record system, called AHLTA.

Tags: technology , Michael Weiner , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , health IT , AHLTA , data sharing

Monday - 03/23/2009, 08:44pm EDT
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DoT's Patillo moving to VA

Jackie Patillo will focus on how VA delivers technology to its internal customers. She has been with Transportation since 2005 as the deputy CIO.

Tags: technology , management , Jackie Patillo , Roger Baker , DoT , customer service , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 04:00pm EDT

VA reaping rewards from IT oversight

Agency CIO Roger Baker tells a House oversight committee that VA avoided spending $54 million on the 45 projects stopped in July. The money now will be used on other high priority programs. The Veterans Affairs Committee also wants to increase agency IG funding by $50 million.

Tags: mngt , technology , Roger Baker , Richard Griffin , Stephen Buyer , Harry Mitchell , David Roe , Brian Billbray , House Veterans Affairs Committee , IT project management , PMAS , inspector general , FLITE , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:03am EST
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Secure Internet portal services not available until August

Agencies will not be able to purchase secure Internet portal services through the Networx telecommunications contract before August.

Tags: technology , contracting , Frank Tiller , GSA , OMB , DHS , Treasury , Qwest , AT&T , Sprint , L3 , Verizon , Diana Gowen , telecommunications , Networx , cybersecurity , Internet connections

Wednesday - 03/18/2009, 01:30pm EDT
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Care of Gulf War vets gets second look

The VA hopes to improve the care it gives veterans of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. The department is seeking public comment on a task force's recommendations.

Tags: P&B , DoD , Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , John Gingrich , Desert Storm , Desert Shield , Gulf War , task force , public comment

Wednesday - 03/31/2010, 03:15pm EDT

VA, DoD expand sharing of health records

Agencies will work with private sector providers to share electronic health records through the Nationwide Health Information Network. This will be the second site to use the NHIN.

Tags: technology , DoD , Kaiser Permanente , health IT , Electronic health records sharing , Nationwide Health Information Network

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 02:19pm EST

Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB's IT evolution

Fiscal 2011 technology budget request is $79 billion and Vivek Kundra says that will address several challenges, including closing the gap between the private and public sector. GSA will run new apps store for handheld devices. OMB will lead the review of troubled IT programs.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , OMB , EPA , GSA , CGI , Apple , cybersecurity , 2011 budget , IT Dashboard , mobile computing , TechStat , program management , PMAS , HSPD-12 , identity management

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 06:56am EST
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