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AT&T Selected by HHS for Network Modernization, Wireless FirstNet Access; Brendan Floyd Quoted

AT&T has been selected by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) to transform and modernize its network and provide wireless access to FirstNet, the nationwide, wireless communications platform dedicated to America’s first responders and public safety community, AT&T announced on Tuesday

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GAO: Agencies Awarded Hundreds of Contracts to Companies with Tax Issues

The Government Accountability Office found that some agencies have “inappropriately” awarded more than 1,800 contracts to companies with unreported tax debts. GAO said Wednesday that the Army, Navy and the departments of Energy, Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs made potential violations of federal regulations between 2015 and 2016 when they worked with contractors with delinquent debts and penalties for noncompliance with tax laws. 

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GAO: Reported Spending Authority, Permanent Appropriations Rose 88% From FY 1994-2015

The Government Accountability Office has found that federal agencies reported $3.2T in total spending authority and permanent appropriations for fiscal year 2015, reflecting an 88 percent rise from FY 1994. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that such inflation-adjusted growth was primarily driven by the use of permanent appropriations authority, which supports federal entitlement initiatives such as Medicare and the Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance program. 
 

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Susannah Fox Named HHS CTO; Sylvia Mathews Burwell Comments

The Department of Health and Human Services has appointed Susannah Fox, a more than 10-year veteran of the Pew Research Center, to succeed Bryan Sivak as the department’s chief technology officer, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Billy Mitchell writes Fox worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence at at the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation after …

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Damon Davis: HHS to Refresh Open Health Data Portal

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to update the HealthData.gov website with the goal of making it easier for users to access public data sets in the repository, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Damon Davis, director of HHS’ Health Data Initiative, said the department’s Idea …

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