Technology

More Green Jobs & More Clean-Energy

Clean-energy investments can help America in more ways that one. Moving in the direction of clean-energy also creates millions of jobs, and puts money back in the pockets of consumers. On January 6th, 2010, Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis, announced that there would be just about $100 million in federal …

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Electronic Health Records Pilot Program in San Diego

In Southern California there are about 450 veterans that have been signed up to be “guinea pigs” to test how the VA Department can improve healthcare by using electronic health records. The project was done through the VA Department and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Back in November 2009, letters …

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More Healthy Options at Agency Cafeterias

The Obama Administration has tried to push the idea of health and well-being to federal employees. GovernmentExecutive is testing these efforts by sampling the cafeteria food at the different government agencies. Apparently, the Agriculture Department has passed their test. According to GovernmentExecutive, the Agriculture Department has nutritional information available at …

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Dr. David Blumenthal on Health IT Perspective

The New England Journal of Medicine published Dr. David Blumenthal’s perspective on Health IT and the provisions of the HITECH Act on December 30th, 2009. Blumenthal is the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and his standpoint is that Health IT is vital. In fact, …

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OPM Creates New Regulations Expanding Life Insurance Access

The Office of Personnel Management just recently created new regulations to expand life insurance access to federal employees that are overseas. For example, this applies to federal employees sent overseas to help with military operations or individuals that have been called back into active military service. In a GovExec report, …

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Lawmakers Get Lessons on Social Networking

Adam Conner (pictured here), who is Facebook’s first D.C. staffer, hopes to demystify the social networking site for politicians on the Hill. He hopes to teach them how to use the site more effectively. According to a Washington Post article, Republican Peter Roskam asked Conner, the Facebook lobbyist, “If we’re …

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Advice from Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO

Some may be familiar with Aneesh Chopra for his role as the first ever Federal Technology Officer. Some may know him from his role at the state level, as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology. Others may recognize him for the recent launch of the Open Government Directive to make government more …

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HHS Puts Money into Adoption of Electronic Health Records

Friday, December 18th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the launch of a $60 million research program to ultimately figure out how to move forward with the adoption of electronic health records. According to a recently published press release, the money will go towards “focused research in …

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