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HHS Awards $772M For Health IT Projects

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $772 million in grants to medical facilities, hospitals and universities for healthcare information technology projects, Information Week reports. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will manage these grants and the government plans to award $895 million total over the next …

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NASA Tops Survey of Innovative Agencies

NASA has the edge over other federal agencies in encouraging innovation, says a report from the Partnership for Public Service. Government Executive reports the results came from the Office of Personnel Management’s annual survey of federal employee attitudes. OPM surveyed 260,000 workers from 32 large agencies in 2010. Respondents were …

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New Deputy CTO Says He Will Use Tech ‘Bully Pulpit’

Chris Vein, the newly appointed deputy chief technology officer for government innovation, delivered his first public remarks since joining the White House’s tech team late last month and provided a few hints into what to look for. TechPresident reports Vein, previously CTO of San Francisco city and county, didn’t dwell …

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DARPA Director: Agency Focuses on Execution, Vision

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has always been at the leading edge of technology. For example, have you heard of a little thing called the Internet? But now, the agency says it’s taking the lead in putting the focus on execution along with vision. In testimony before the House …

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Online Privacy Vital for US Investment, Innovation, Says Genachowski

In testimony before yesterday’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing on online privacy, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski highlighted how privacy is critical for promoting investment and innovation that help promote global competitiveness and improve everyday lives. “The right to privacy is central to our nation’s values and way of life, …

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NASA Invites Citizen Inventors to Compete for $5M

Citizen inventors will now get a chance to participate in a technology-oriented competition sponsored by NASA to win $5 million. The space agency yesterday announced three new Centennial Challenges, which are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding. “NASA sponsors prize competitions because the …

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