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DISA Official John J. Garing Retires

John J. Garing, director of strategic planning and information at Defense Information Systems Agency, announced April 30 his plans to retire from the agency, according to Washington Technology. Garing made the announcement during an internal staff meeting; however, further details have not been released. Washington Technology reports that according to …

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EHR Systems Not a Money Saver for Hospital, Says Study

A new report suggests that while the use of electronic health records systems may lead to lower mortality rates for certain conditions, the new technology does not save hospitals money or reduce patient complications, according to the Arizona Republic. Researchers at the Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business …

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Blumenthal Urges Physicians to Adopt EHRs Sooner Rather Than Later

While some physicians throughout the United States have decided to become meaningful users of electronic health records by 2011 when Medicare and Medicaid begin extra payments to meaningful users, many others remain undecided, said Dr. David Blumenthal, national health IT coordinator. Last week, Blumenthal wrote on the Health IT Buzz …

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New Complications for SBA Regulations

Last week, President Obama signed an executive order requiring Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to create a website to track agency progress in meeting goals for small business opportunities.  The order also authorized the creation of a task force to increase the effectiveness of small-business set-asides. …

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US Declassifies Nuclear Stockpile Info to Promote Transparency

In an effort to promote transparency and help stem nuclear proliferation, the United States released newly declassified details about its nuclear stockpile yesterday, including progress made in dismantling warheads. According to a senior defense official who spoke to reporters yesterday, the nation had 5,113 warheads in its nuclear weapons stockpile …

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Blumenthal Focuses on Health IT Reform

National Health IT Coordinator Dr. David Blumenthal last week asked his advisers to come up with a solution on how to streamline federal and state systems for enrolling people applying for health insurance benefits under the law. Government HealthIT reports that Blumenthal asked members of the Standards Committee to start …

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Todd Keil of DHS Talks Partnerships & Priorities

Todd Keil serves as the assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security. Recently, ExecutiveGov had the opportunity to sit down with Keil to discuss his top priorities, forming partnerships between the public and private sectors and his experience transitioning from the public to the private sector …

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New Website Promotes Financial Literacy

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission on Tuesday announced the launch of its redesigned financial literacy education website, which now has enhanced interactive features to provide more resources to individuals seeking information that could assist with their personal financial decisions. As the nation recovers from the most severe financial crisis …

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US Must Help Pakistan Defeat Insurgency, Flournoy Tells House Committee

The U.S.-Pakistani partnership is vital to U.S. strategic interests, senior Defense Department officials told Congress members yesterday. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., director of operations for the Joint Staff, each said that continued funding of Pakistan’s civilian and military …

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