Technology

Health Technology Policy Committee to Discuss EHRs Today

Today the federal Health Technology Policy Committee is meeting to discuss the recently proposed regulations on electronic health records by the Health and Human Services Department. The committee is in place to advise the Health and Human Services Department. In particular, they are meeting to discuss whether or not hospitals …

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Smart Meters Facing Delays in Virginia

Electrical service provider Dominion Virginia Power has moved to delay full deployment of its smart-meter program, so the firm can expand ongoing testing. The smart meter has been tested in parts of Virginia by the power provider with over 50,000 units installed in central parts of the state.  The firm …

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Lynn Boosts Cybersecurity Ties Down Under

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn visited with American allies in Australia recently, promoting American ties with the nation and to seek cooperation on cyber security issues. As reported by The New New Internet: “We are much less in a world now of ‘like on like,” he said, using a term …

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DHS Brings Social Networking to the Border

While most segments of the federal government are investing in social media as a means of meeting the president’s Open Government directive, some are being a little more creative than others. The Department of Homeland Security is using social media to help support a major goal – securing the Southwest …

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Evolving Open Government Dashboard

Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO, posted to the White House Blog this morning about evolving the Open Government Dashboard. He mentioned that Vivek Kundra and himself are unveiling what they call “Version 1.0 of the Open Government Dashboard.” This Dashboard is being launched just after 60 days and will focus on …

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Federal CIO Will Increase TechStat Meetings

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has started new accountability sessions called TechStat meetings, to be held with department officials and will be conducted in order to assess their IT projects. The goal of these sessions is to ultimately create a more efficient government. Kundra started that the Obama administration is aiming …

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