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White House: HHS to Allocate $300M for Head Start Programs Nationwide

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The Department of Health and Human Services will allocate nearly $300 million in fiscal year 2017 funds for Head Start programs nationwide in an effort to expand early learning services for children, the White House reported Monday. Roberto Rodríguez, deputy assistant to the president for education; and Sharon Parrott, Office of Management and Budget associate …

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GAO: OMB Budget Authority Identification, Reports Could Aid Deficit Reduction Goals

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The Government Accountability Office has said the Office of Management and Budget should identify and publicly-report mandatory budget cuts in each fiscal year through 2025 in an effort to give Congress transparency and support required sequestration cuts of $1.2 billion over 10 years. GAO reported Thursday the government had an estimated $2.9 trillion overall mandatory budget …

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HHS Unveils Healthcare System Cybersecurity Task Force

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The Department of Health & Human Services has introduced the 21 members of a task force that will work to identify ways and methods to form a secure electronic healthcare system. Technology and healthcare leaders from public and private organizations will serve on the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, HHS Acting Deputy …

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Nextgov: Federal Agencies Cite June 2015 ‘Cyber Sprint’ for Noncompetitive IT Contracts

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Some federal agencies have cited a 30-day “cybersecurity sprint” launched in June 2015 to justify noncompetitive information technology contracts they have awarded, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes the Office of Management and Budget introduced the cyber exercise in order for agencies to address software vulnerabilities, adopt two-factor authentication and …

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HHS Issues Document to Identify Overlap Between NIST Cyber Framework, HIPAA Security Rule

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The Department of Health and Human Services’ office of civil rights has released a crosswalk document in an effort to help healthcare organizations understand the overlap between the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act Security Rule and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework. OCR developed the document …

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HITRUST Releases NIST Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guide for Healthcare

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The Health Information Trust Alliance has issued a document meant to guide healthcare organizations on how to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework. HITRUST consulted the Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council and Government Coordinating Council to develop the …

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