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Dan Tangherlini: GSA’s 18F Unit Helps Refresh Federal IT Acquisition Efforts

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Dan Tangherlini, former General Services Administration chief, has said he believes GSA’s 18F organization should be given a chance to help foster innovation and modernize federal government information technology acquisition in an interview with Government Technology posted Tuesday. “People are deeply satisfied with the work that 18F is doing … this is an internal government agency …

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House OKs $622M Package for Zika Response Effort

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House lawmakers have cleared a $622.1 million funding package for response efforts that aim to help mitigate the threat from the Zika virus and prevent its spread. The Zika Response Appropriations Act received a vote of 241-184 to approve fiscal year 2016 funds for agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, …

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Tony Scott: $3.1B Federal IT Fund Proposal Can Help Clarify Legacy System Statuses

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Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said the proposed $3.1 billion in funds to update the government’s legacy information technology systems will change the appropriations process for federal IT, FCW reported Monday. Scott told an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology forum in Arlington, Virginia that the current process to fund federal IT does …

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House, Senate Appropriators Include EHR Spending Restriction in $4.2B Veterans Affairs IT Package

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Both appropriations panels of the House and Senate have approved $4.2 billion in funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs but places some restrictions on spending for the VA’s electronic health record modernization effort, FCW reported Wednesday. Aisha Chowdhry writes the VA is restricted from using 75 percent of VistA EHR update funds until …

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