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Vivek Kundra Named Chief of the Year

InformationWeek recently named Vivek Kundra, the Federal CIO, the Chief of the Year. Kundra has held this role for 9 months and has been a driving force in the U.S. government’s IT operations. His top priorities have been cybersecurity, cloud computing, engaging the public over the Internet, and IT project …

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Broadband Funding Kicks Off

VP Biden started the administration’s effort to put more than $2 billion to increase broadband in communities that would not normally have access across the United States last Thursday, December 17th, 2009 during an event in Dawsonville, Georgia.  The plan is to have the $2 billion disbursed over the next …

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Cloud Computing Put on Hold

Cloud computing decisions are currently being put on hold. This is due to the fact that there have been delays to switching to new services. According to NextGov, the cloud computing has been put on hold because agency officials want to wait until they are at least halfway through the …

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Push for Electronic Health Records

Yesterday at a health policy panel, a top executive stated that most lab reports are still on paper. In order to have a national electronic health record system, this is one of the key components and steps: digitizing lab tests. There are about 200,000 medical labs in the United States …

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HHS Keeps President’s Promise of Transparency

Three ideas from the Department of Health and Human Services are results of the accessible federal decision making process. In a press released dated this week, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the Information Streaming, IdeaLab and YouTube “What To Do About the Flu and Prevention PSA Contest” have been made …

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SBA and Dell Launch New Educational Video Series

The U.S. Small Business Administration, together with Dell, launched a new educational video series yesterday. These videos are aimed at helping small businesses grow and develop, as well as create new job opportunities. The videos include different strategies and tools to help small business bounce back from the recession. They …

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Universities Respond to need for Healthcare Informatics Professionals

Recently healthcare informatics seems to be a buzzword in both the healthcare and education industries. As Congress pushes for a new healthcare system and information technology advances both converge in healthcare informatics and educators are taking notice. Now many colleges and universities across the world are offering degree programs in …

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Better Buy Project Conference Call

On December 3rd 2009, Executive Biz and Military Information Technology Magazine, together held a conference call with Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner of Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, Dan Mutz, of the National Academy of Public Administration, and Esther Burgess or ACT/IAC Acquisition Management Shared Interest Group. The topic discussed was …

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