Technology

Wennergren Addresses Net Generation Mindset

The Department of Defense recently released the Net Generation guide, which will address the increasing need for federal agencies to adapt to the new tech-savvy generation. There will be a wave of retirements happening over the next few years, and the Net Generation is beginning to replace the Baby Boomers …

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EPA Continues to Address Oil Spill

The discussion about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far from over. Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will be holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. EST along with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Laundry to talk about the use of dispersants. Last Thursday, EPA …

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FDA & NIH Launch Safety Reporting Website

The Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Health launched a new website yesterday to benefit public health. This new web portal is called the Safety Reporting Portal and it will be used as a means of reporting safety data to the federal government. While safety data is …

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Health IT Top Career Choice for College Grads

A new trend study from the University of California San Diego Extension reveals that health IT is the “hottest” option for recent college graduates. According to the study Hot Careers for College Graduates 2010, which was based on enrollment figures, national employment statistics and interviews with San Diego business executives, …

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Win $1 Million With Innovative Ideas

Brilliant minds can now team up to compete in the i6 Challenge to win million-dollar prizes awarded by the Department of Commerce’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Administration. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, EDA will award up to $1 …

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Relaunch of Data.Gov’s Makes Site More User-Friendly

The federal government’s online data repository is getting a face lift this Friday, with added features that will help make the site easier to use as well as promote transparency. The Obama administration is relaunching the Data.gov website with newly added tools that include the integrated Microsoft Bing search, featured …

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FDA Transparency Task Force Unveils Draft Proposals on Openness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Transparency Task Force today released 21 draft proposals for public comment on public disclosure policies aimed at helping consumers, stakeholders and others understand how the agency operates and makes decisions. The proposals, which will be published in the May 21 Federal Register are part …

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CMS Awards $107M to Help Modernize Health IT Efforts

Two large government contractors recently announced they had been awarded contracts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help modernize the agency’s three external websites and speed up the development of  electronic health records. CMS awarded CGI Federal a five-year contract worth $73.2 million as the agency continues …

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FCC Hosts Clean Technology Event

The Federal Communications Commission announced today that more than 20 technology companies are going to participate in the Clean Technology Showcase at the agency’s headquarters. Confirmed technology exhibits include home energy management systems, smart appliances, smart electric meters, smart grid communications equipment, eco-friendly mobile handsets, green IT products, datacenter energy …

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