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OMB Finds Many Agencies Missing 30% Energy Reduction Goal

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The Defense Department will likely miss a federal mandate to cut 30 percent of energy use at its facilities by 2015, according to Office of Management and Budget estimates. Federal Times reports OMB found the Pentagon is one of several departments that are falling short of energy efficiency and sustainability …

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HHS Announces $1B Grant to Innovate, Create Health Care Jobs

Government Executive recently reported that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced a $1 billion grant program to identify innovations that both improve medical care and create jobs. In a press conference, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the Health Care Innovation Challenge and said that “in recent weeks, …

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HHS CTO Todd Park on Being ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’

Before being named the Health and Human Services Department’s chief technology officer two years ago, Todd Park was considering retirement. In his 20s, he helped launch health IT startup, Athenahealth, and cashed in a decade later when the company went public. By his mid-30s, Park was on track to retire, …

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Blumenthal, Chopra Announce ‘Milestone’ in EHR Sharing

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Director Dr. David Blumenthal and federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announced a “milestone” in electronic health technology. Minnesota and Rhode Island became the first states to participate in pilot program for direct sharing of electronic health records via the Internet, known …

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