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Obama Clears $619B Defense Spending Legislation for Fiscal 2017

President Barack Obama has signed the 2017 defense policy bill that authorizes $618.7 billion in funds and includes $67 billion for overseas contingency operations, The Hill reported Friday. Rebecca Kheel writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act provides for $3.2 billion more OCO funds than Obama’s request that will cover a 2.1-percent military pay raise and additional …

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Trump Taps Rep. Mick Mulvaney as OMB Chief

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, Roll Call reported Friday. Ryan McCrimmon writes Mulvaney is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus and is in his third term in the lower chamber. …

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Army Vet James Gilman Named Chief Exec of NIH Clinical Research Center; Francis Collins Comments

The National Institutes of Health has appointed James Gilman, a retired U.S. Army major general, as the first CEO of NIH’s clinical research center in a move that takes effect January 2017. NIH said Friday Gilman will oversee the 870,000-square-foot research center located inside NIH’s campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and guide the facility’s safety and …

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MHS Postpones Launch of New Defense EHR System to February; Stacy Cummings Comments

The Military Health System has rescheduled the implementation of a new $4.3 billion electronic health records system previously slated for launch in December due to compatibility and technical issues discovered during early tests, Military Times reported Tuesday. Leo Shane writes the MHS Genesis system rollout will begin at the Fairchild Air Force Base in February with other …

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White House Marks 2nd Anniversary of US Digital Service

The White House has unveiled the U.S. Digital Service’s accomplishments over the last two years to commemorate the second anniversary of USDS. President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Digital Service on Aug. 11, 2014 with the goal to help streamline the way individuals and businesses engage with agencies online, the White House …

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HHS Issues Guide to Protect Electronic Health Info from Ransomware

The Department of Health and Human Services has released new guidance to help healthcare organizations protect electronic health information systems from ransomware attacks. HHS’ civil rights office developed the guidance to identify electronically-protected health information threats, mitigate the identified risks, implement security procedures, train users to detect malware, control ePHI access …

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