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DoD Calling for Software Acquisition Funding Category

The Department of Defense is seeking a new budget category under research and development funding to focus on the software acquisition lifecycle, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Jeff Boleng, special assistant for software acquisition at DoD, said at a Software Engineering Institute event that the Office of Management and Budget has supported the department’s intent to pursue pilot programs under the proposed Budget Activity 8.

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HHS Issues Awards for Health IT Interoperability Projects

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded two grants tfor projects intending to boost the interoperability of health information technology systems. HHS said Tuesday that it released the awards under the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology or LEAP in Health IT program.

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DHS CIO John Zangardi on Multicloud Approach

John Zangardi, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, said DHS believes a multicloud approach would be the best way to advance information technology modernization, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. He said savings on hardware is one of the major factors to consider with cloud technology.

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Michael Kratsios: Supplemental Report to Trump’s Budget Request Shows ‘Increased Emphasis’ on AI

The National Science and Technology Council released a supplemental report to President Trump’s budget request stating that the federal government intends to allocate $1B for nondefense artificial intelligence efforts in fiscal 2020, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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MHS Rolls Out New Electronic Health Record at Four Sites

The Military Health System deployed its new electronic health care record at four medical sites belonging to the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. The system said Saturday it activated its MHS GENESIS record at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Naval Health Clinic Lemoore, U.S. Army Health Clinic Presidio of Monterey and Mountain Home Air Force Base's 366th Medical Group.

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VA Opens Health Care Innovation Center in California; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Veterans Affairs has established a new California-based center that would focus on the technological innovation of health care services. VA said Monday that it stood up the National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation under a partnership with the Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem. NCCHI operates as part of the department's Palo Alto Health Care System.

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