Yearly Archives: 2010

HHS Unveils New Health IT Initiatives

In the efforts to create a national system of electronic health records, regional extension centers, which will assist healthcare providers in making the digital switch, are the connective tissue, holding everything else together. Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology unveiled five new initiatives to …

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Napolitano: Cybersecurity is Not a Battlefield

Some have characterized cybersecurity as a challenge for the private marketplace, and others have laid it squarely on the shoulders of the military, calling the efforts to secure cyberspace the latest battle frontier. But, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is having none of it. Speaking at a cybersecurity …

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DoD Seeks Comments on Federal IT Worker Job Swap

Making the switch from government to the private sector can make many workers feel like foreign exchange students. And, now, the Defense Department is looking at ways to strengthen the revolving door between government and industry – in a good way. The pilot Information Technology Exchange Program, authorized under the …

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DoD Amends Contractor Withholding Plan

The Defense Department is amending its plan to take 10 percent off payments to contractors if business systems that companies have supplied are deficient, according to a report in Federal Times. Instead — in perhaps a touch of holiday-spirit generosity or, more likely, the outcry from companies when the original …

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