The Department of Homeland Security is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to protect connected medical devices from emerging cyber threats, Federal News Network reported Thursday. In October, DHS began using the medical device security playbook the FDA issued to guide the government and industry in protecting such technologies.Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management seeks comments on a proposal to modify rules in direct hire authorities to address shortages in government IT employees.Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management has announced plans to introduce two direct hiring authorities as part of its civil service reform efforts, Federal Times reported Thursday. Agencies will have a DHA for engineering; economics; math, statistics and actuarial sciences; physical science; and biological sciences effective next week.
The Defense Health Agency has taken over the policies and processes of various military hospitals and clinics as part of a phased program to reorganize military healthcare facilities.
The agency has started managing medical facilities in military installations such as at Fort Bragg, N.C., Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., and Joint Base Charleston, S.C., the U.S. Air Force said Friday.
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said the Military Health System will use feedback from users to adjust technical features of the Defense Department‘s new electronic health records platform, DoD News reported Thursday. Bono, a two-time Wash100 awardee, added she expects military patients, lawmakers, …Read More »
Richard Stone, former principal deputy undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named acting head of the Veterans Health Administration, Military Times reported Tuesday. Peter O’Rourke, acting VA secretary, announced Tuesday that Stone will serve as VHA’s executive-in-charge and succeed Carolyn Clancy, who will transition to …Read More »
The Office of Personnel Management is considering the issuance of direct hire authority in efforts to fill government positions related to science, technology, engineering, math and cybersecurity. OPM said in a memo published Wednesday it will distribute a survey to chief human capital officers in the coming weeks as part of …Read More »
The Defense Department has asked “fourth estate” agencies that have workloads in 105 data centers to move their applications to a Defense Information Systems Agency-managed commercial cloud platform, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. A May 3 memo says fourth estate agencies should migrate virtualized workloads to the milCloud 2.0 platform …Read More »
“For the last 15 years, we have had a significant amount of our [R&D] dollars go toward solving issues that have arisen…We are making great strides in opening up some issues and preparing for future conflicts.” “All hands on deck,” said Joint Staff Surgeon, Rear Adm. Colin G. Chinn in …Read More »
Rear Adm. Mary Riggs, commander of the U.S. Navy‘s Reserve Component Expeditionary Medicine, has been assigned as director of research and development at the Defense Health Agency. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced Riggs’ new assignment in a Defense Department press release published Thursday. …Read More »