Technology

Pentagon Small Business Office Issues Funds for DISA Cyber Tech Development Effort

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has received $9.7 million from the Defense Department‘s small business programs office to fund the development of technologies in support of the country’s warfighters. DISA said Tuesday its Rapid Innovation Fund program will receive funds within the $3 million maximum allowance DISA would get from OSD OSBP to complete, transition …

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FCC Task Force to Unveil Broadband Health Mapping Tool

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A Federal Communications Commission task force will launch a new mapping tool to support data-driven decision-making that integrates broadband technology and health. FCC said Friday the Connect2Health Task Force will unveil the Mapping Broadband Health in America tool at an event Aug. 2 in collaboration with the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. The commission added the tool aims to facilitate stakeholder …

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HHS Issues Guide to Protect Electronic Health Info from Ransomware

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The Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidance to help healthcare organizations protect electronic health information systems from ransomware attacks. HHS’ civil rights office developed the guidance to identify electronically-protected health information threats, mitigate the identified risks, implement security procedures, train users to detect malware, control ePHI access …

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American Public Power Association, DOE Sign Pact for Collaborative Electric Vehicle Adoption Efforts

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Washington-based nonprofit organization American Public Power Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Energy Department to provide electricity for personal and fleet transportation in public power communities throughout the country. DOE said Friday the two organizations will pursue collaborative efforts to help electric vehicle adoption progress and charge infrastructure deployment …

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DARPA-Funded University of Washington Research Team Develops Protein Design Method

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has funded a University of Washington research team that created a method to design customized proteins that can self-assemble structures inside living cells. DARPA said Thursday the design method helps the agency’s push to efficiently deliver biomedical treatments such as DNA vaccines and therapeutic interfering particles to cells. …

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CMS Seeks New CTO to Oversee Federal Health Insurance Marketplace

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has launched its search for a new chief technology officer to work at the agency’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight in Bethesda, Maryland. A USAJobs notice posted Thursday says the CMS CTO will be responsible for the oversight of the federally run health insurance marketplace …

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