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Inspector General: 64 of DHS’ National Security, Unclassified Systems Lack Authority to Operate

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general evaluated DHS’ information security program for fiscal 2017 in compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 and found that 64 of its national security and unclassified systems lacked authority to operate. DHS IG said in a report published Wednesday the department failed …

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PSC’s David Berteau: Increased Oversight Cooperation Needed to Optimize Security Clearance Process

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, has told lawmakers that there should be increased cooperation between government and contractor oversight approaches to accelerate the U.S. security clearance process. Berteau testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the personnel security clearance process, its impact on industry and potential …

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VA, CMS Announce Healthcare IT Initiatives

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have launched separate healthcare information technology initiatives at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference in Las Vegas. VA said Wednesday it created a beta version of the Lighthouse Lab platform built to help software developers access tools to create web …

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Rep. Niki Tsongas: DoD Pegs F-35 Modernization Costs at $16B Through 2024

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Massachusetts) has said the F-35 fighter aircraft modernization program could cost the Defense Department approximately $16 billion through 2024, Reuters reported Thursday. Tsongas cited DoD’s F-35 program data at a House Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing Wednesday and said the modernization cost estimate for the Lockheed Martin-built …

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CMS Chief Seema Verma Unveils 2 EHR Platforms at HIMSS Annual Conference

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced a new initiative designed to provide patients access to their electronic health records and share their data with their preferred health care providers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma unveiled the MyHealthEData initiative at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual conference Tuesday …

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Pentagon Eyes Formation of Space Combatant Command

The Defense Department looks to establish a combatant command to manage space warfare missions in response to foreign militarization efforts in outer space, Nextgov reported Wednesday. DoD told Congress in a report last week that department officials are exploring strategies for joint space forces to manage multidomain, trans-regional and space warfighting operations. Officials …

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