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Despite new EHR system, DoD faces big data interoperability challenges

The Defense Department says its forthcoming purchase of a commercial-off-the-shelf electronic health record system is the best way to bring it into line with modern health IT practices and make its data more interoperable. But even after the system is deployed, DoD will be living with legacy data and paper records for years to come.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , health IT , technology , ONC , Mary Ann Rockey , Joe Francis , David Bowen , Defense Management Information Exchange , DHA

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 01:21pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By next summer, the Defense Department plans to make an award for a new off-the-shelf electronic health record system that meets modern health IT standards. But the system won't be a silver bullet for DoD's challenges in exchanging medical data with VA, or within the department itself. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has details on the legwork DoD will be doing over the next couple years to make its existing data more interoperable.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , Veteran Affairs , health IT , electronic health record system , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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New, standardized VA forms aim to speed up disability claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to introduce new, standardized disability claims forms to help streamline the claims process. The goal is to make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state their claims and also provide necessary documentation.

Tags: pay and benefits , Veteran Affairs , disability claims , veterans , Robert McDonald , Allison Hickey

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon is about a month away from rescinding a 2012 policy that made the Defense Information Systems Agency the only outlet for DoD agencies to buy cloud services from commercial providers. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, department IT leaders think the current approach is taking too long.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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DoD upends its strategy for buying commercial cloud services

A forthcoming Pentagon plan will let military departments chart their cloud procurement strategies, as long as they provide detailed data to the Pentagon and each other.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , acquisition , Defense Information Systems Agency , Terry Halvorsen ,

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:54am EDT
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Pentagon's new version of Better Buying Power focuses on ‘technical excellence'

The latest blueprint to improve DoD's acquisition process will try to help the military achieve game-changing end products and spend less time on the business end of the acquisition system. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the strategy remains in draft form while DoD gathers feedback from a variety of experts.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , industry , Better Buying Power , Frank Kendall , Stan Soloway ,

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:19am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department unveiled the latest version of its Better Buying Power initiative Friday. It shifts its emphasis toward the need to drive more advanced technologies into the products DoD buys. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:14pm EDT
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Intel agencies push shared IT services from concept to reality

After two years of planning and pilot programs, the intelligence community says its plan to integrate the IT systems of its 17 agencies is moving forward toward large-scale adoption.

Tags: DoD , ODNI , ICITE , technology , Al Tarasiuk , David White , shared services ,

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:38am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Three years after intelligence community leaders agreed it was time to consolidate their IT systems into a shared infrastructure, the project has moved from a planning and piloting phase. IC officials say they're well on their way toward implementation. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:34pm EDT
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Army, Air Force reach first milestone in shared cybersecurity system

The Army and Air Force are using a shared network security infrastructure at Joint Base San Antonio as of Sept. 14. It's a major step toward the Defense Department's goal of moving base-level cybersecurity operations to a more defensible, centrally-managed architecture.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Army , Air Force , Michael Krieger , Douglas Wiltsie , John Morrison ,

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:01am EDT
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