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VanRoekel Re-Affirms Federal IT Plan To Senate Subpanel

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel testified before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee Thursday on the government’s information technology plan. AOL Government reports the hearing discussed modern challenges federal agencies face while working to implement new technologies with flat or declining budgets. VanRoekel emphasized replacing legacy IT …

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Roger Baker: Initial VA-Pentagon EHR System To Use Legacy Systems

The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments’ health records system will be implemented at two joint facilities by 2014 but exclude certain applications, Molly Bernhart Walker of Fierce Government IT reports. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki announced earlier this week that the entire iEHR system would be …

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White House Launches Digital Strategy, Freezes .Gov Domains

The White House launched its digital strategy Wednesday to reform websites, mobility and shared digital services practices. President Obama issued a strategy memo Wednesday as well in order to define implementation guidelines for agencies and departments. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told attendees of a TechCrunch event Wednesday the …

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Report: VA-Pentagon Health Record System To Be Ready By 2017

Officials are aiming to have the integrated Defense-Veterans Affairs electronic health record system fully deployed by 2017, Bob Brewin reports for Nextgov. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told reporters Monday that they are working to have iEHR deployed in San Antonio and Norfolk, Va. facilities in …

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NORAD, Northern Command To Run New Joint Cyber Center

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has authorized the creation of a cyber center run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Northern Command. The Joint Cyber Center should reach full operational status in 10 months, according to a NORAD release. Air Force Col. Bob Wright, head of the JCC, and …

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EPA Awards Small Business Tech R&D Funds; April Richards Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $2 million to 25 companies for research and development initiatives, the agency announced Tuesday. Awardees submitted research proposals for monitoring and treating water, building green, reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution monitoring, among other areas. EPA said this is the first phase of the Small …

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NASA Launches First Commercial Spacecraft

The first commercially-built spacecraft that NASA will use to taxi supplies to the International Space Station launched on Tuesday. NASA said the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is the second demonstration mission for the space agency’s commercial orbital transportation services program. Administrator Charles Bolden said in a …

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FCC Medical Device Spectrum Plan In The Works

The Federal Communications Commissions plans to allocate spectrum so healthcare providers can operate wireless medical monitoring devices for mobile patient care, Adam Mazmanian reports for National Journal. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at a George Washington University Hospital event last week that the FCC will decide on the plan at …

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Report: Capitol Police Radio Modernization Project Delayed

The U.S. Capitol Police force is still awaiting upgraded radio and communication systems in order to address connectivity issues around the Capitol, The Hill newspaper reports. In 2007, the organization allocated $35 million in order to modernize its radio and communication assets across the department, according to reporter Debbie Siegelbaum. …

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