Tag Archives: Health and Human Services

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

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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

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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

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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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FDA to Host Medtech Cybersecurity Workshop

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The Food and Drug Administration has scheduled a two-day public workshop in October to gather insight from healthcare experts on how to address cyber threats tied to medical technology. FDA said Tuesday in the Federal Register it will hold the event on Oct. 21 and 22 at the National Intellectual …

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