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VA Department Plans IT Service Contract

The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department is in the midst of planning an IT services contract that will compose of a variety of IT products and services for the department itself, as well as other agencies.  The name of the multiple-award contract is “Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology” – also know as …

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Green Supercomputers at Nuclear Security Agency

You may be surprised to see the word “green” and “supercomputers” being used together, but the National Security Agency recently received computers that lead the industry in both energy efficiency and processing power. In fact, these computers have made both the Green500 List as well as the Top500 List, which …

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Health IT Training Grants at HHS

The Department of Health and Human Services made known last week that there is $80 million in new health IT training grants. These new grants are aimed at strengthening the country’s health IT labor force. The grants are broken down into two different categories: community college training programs ($70 million) …

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New EPA Report and the Unresolved Bill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed a report that the carbon dioxide emission levels that come from new vehicles has gone down for the 5th year in a row. This is good news from the EPA, since rising carbon dioxide emissions is one of the major contributors to global warming. …

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GSA Headquarters Will Be Model Green Structure

The GSA headquarters was constructed in 1918 and is about to go under some major re-construction. The GSA building on 18th and F street is one of a group of buildings that will be going under reconstruction through the Recovery Act funding. According to a FederalNewsRadio interview, Kevin Kampschrorer, GSA’s …

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Government 2.0: Transparency is Not a Cakewalk

Government 2.0 has been a hot topic lately. The Obama administration has had a big push for open government and transparency. However, according to Beth Noveck, deputy CTO of the federal government, transparency will not come so easily. She spoke at a Web 2.0 Expo last week in New York …

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CTO Aneesh Chopra’s Push for Simple Health IT Standards

Aneesh Chopra, the federal government’s chief technology officer, urges that health IT standards need to be simple and easy to understand. He believes that with simple standards, there can be evolution as well. In a recent article NextGov.com reported that Chopra was in a meeting with the Health IT Standards …

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HHS launches new blog

The Heath and Human Services National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. David Blumenthal, announced yesterday the launch of Health IT Buzz. This is a new blog that allows visitors to learn more about health IT. It also will serve as a place for different groups, such as providers, technology experts, …

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