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Blumenthal Focuses on Health IT Reform

National Health IT Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal last week asked his advisers to come up with a solution on how to streamline federal and state systems for enrolling people applying for health insurance benefits under the law. Government HealthIT reports that Blumenthal asked members of the Standards Committee to start …

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EPA Launches New Web Tools for Clean Water

Now you can stay informed about clean water and check water violations in your own community. The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new set of web tools to better inform citizens about Clean Water Act violations. These tools will include interactive maps and datasets listed state-by-state. According to Cynthia …

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New Website Promotes Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission on Tuesday announced the launch of its redesigned financial literacy education website, which now has enhanced interactive features to provide more resources to individuals seeking information that could assist with their personal financial decisions. As the nation recovers from the most severe financial crisis …

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Chopra and Kundra Assess Open Gov Plans

Federal CTO and CIO Aneesh Chopra and Vivek Kundra believe that the Open Government Initiatives for each agency “are off to a good start–but have much more work to do.” In a blog post on the White House website, Chopra and Kundra outlined three major findings from reviews of the …

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US Must Help Pakistan Defeat Insurgency, Flournoy Tells House Committee

The U.S.-Pakistani partnership is vital to U.S. strategic interests, senior Defense Department officials told Congress members yesterday. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., director of operations for the Joint Staff, each said that continued funding of Pakistan’s civilian and military …

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Martha Johnson Requests $24.9 Million for Federal Acquisition Workforce

GSA Administrator Martha Johnson testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday to request $675 million for fiscal ’11, an $80 million increase from last year.  Administrator Johnson said that the funding increase was necessary to implement the Obama Administration’s priorities, including improvements to federal contracting via increases to the federal …

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