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GAO: Federal Agencies’ Annual IDIQ Contract Obligations Exceeded $130B in Fiscal Years 2011-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal agencies spent more than $130 billion per year on indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts between fiscal years 2011 and 2015. GAO said in a report published Thursday that figure represented about a third of the federal government’s total contract obligations. The report also identified the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, …

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HHS Seeks to Advance Blockchain-Based Tools Devt for Health IT Via Code-a-Thon

The Department of Health and Human Services has initiated efforts to advance the development and adoption of blockchain technology-based platforms designed to facilitate health records management and interactions between patients and health providers, Nextgov reported Thursday. Mohana Ravindranath writes HHS’ office of the national coordinator for health information technology partnered …

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GAO: DoD, DHS, HHS Need to Adopt Existing Tools to Coordinate Pandemic Response Efforts

The Government Accountability Office has called on the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Homeland Security to employ existing tools to coordinate preparedness and response to a pandemic. Those mechanisms include training exercises, liaison officers and interagency working groups, GAO said in a report published Friday. GAO also found that DoD …

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Rep. Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

The Senate has confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia) to head the Department of Health and Human Services through a 52-47 vote, Reuters reported Friday. Susan Cornwell writes Price will have the ability to modify regulations under the 2010 Affordable Care Act in his role as HHS secretary. He authored the legislation to repeal ACA and replace it with tax credits for health …

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Susannah Fox: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Can Aid HHS Efforts to Promote Health, Well-Being

Susannah Fox, outgoing chief technology officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services chief technology officer, has said she believes entrepreneurship and innovation programs are key for HHS to accomplish its mission to protect the health and well-being of people. Fox wrote in a blog entry posted Friday that HH’s office of …

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GAO: HHS’ ASPR Office Should Conduct Targeted Outreach on Personnel Reassignment Processes

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that Department of Health and Human Services instruct HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response to conduct outreach programs to inform agencies and offices regarding ASPR expectations and processes. GAO said in a report published Monday that ASPR should also develop a plan to evaluate action reports …

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HHS Issues Estimated $50M to Fund 75 Health Centers Across US, Puerto Rico, Micronesia

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded more than $50 million in funds to 75 community-based and patient-directed health centers across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Micronesia in an effort to expand healthcare services to citizens. HHS said Dec. 15 the money will fund the delivery of pharmaceutical, mental health, substance abuse …

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