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NIH First to Use OpenID

The National Institutes of Health is one of the first federal agencies to use OpenID. This service will allow researchers, as well as other visitors, to access privacy-protected sites by entering one password at a time. Users can easily switch between different secure sites without having to continually enter a …

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District Rolls Out “Open 311”

Last week, District of Columbia Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Bryan Sivak announced the launch of the first common platform for “Open 311.”  Open 311 provides free Application Programming Interface (API) access to city 311 systems for non-emergency city services. Addressing the common complaint of citizens’ concerns buried in government bureaucracy, …

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Wellness Initiative Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” initiative this past Friday. The availability of Recovery Act Funds for this community prevention and wellness initiative will be a key to building a healthier nation. The initiative includes helping communities improve …

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HHS Issues Proposed Rule for Certifying EHRs

The Health and Human Services Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are creating a program that will enable vendors to obtain certifications for their electronic health record systems, so they can qualify for economic stimulus law incentives. In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on March 2, the …

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New Tweeter: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has become part of the Twitter community. She joined Twitter just yesterday, March 4, and she already has 1,434 followers as of this morning. Start following her here: @lisapjackson This is one way the EPA, and Jackson in particular, will work to be …

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10 People to Watch in Health IT

Physicians, healthcare directors and chief technology officers were among those who according to ExecutiveBiz’s list of the top 10 government health IT leaders have made an impact in their field and will help form the future of health IT. Five of those who made the cut include: National Coordinator for …

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GSA Rethinks Cloud Strategy After Negative Feedback

The General Services Administration has scrapped a previous quotation request for cloud infrastructure services and is planning to offer a new one, after absorbing feedback from various agencies and vendors. “Eleven months in cloud computing time is really about 11 years,” Dave McClure, associate administrator for GSA’s office of citizen …

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NNSA Launches Online Mentoring Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration has launched an online mentoring program that connects senior staff with less-experienced employees to promote learning and the transfer of institutional knowledge across the nuclear security enterprise. The program uses an interactive website and database to connect mentors and mentees in NNSA facilities across the …

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