Tag Archives: Joe Biden

White House Launches Govt. Waste-Cutting Panel

The Obama Adminstration launched its promised panel of mostly experienced inspectors general Thursday as part of its Campaign to Cut Waste. The Government Accountability and Transparency Board was established June 13 in an executive order. The board held its first meeting Thursday morning, a little over a month since Obama …

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Federal Stimulus Billions to Boost Health IT

Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a new White House report detailing how last year’s economic stimulus package is pushing advancement in health IT by funneling billions of dollars to help hospitals, healthcare providers, states and other parties adopt health IT programs. Overall, health IT is getting $20 …

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Obama Promises Ending the Iraq War by Late August

Twenty months after taking office and promising the Americans and the world he would end the war in Iraq, President Barack Obama announced yesterday the seven-year combat mission is ending this month, with a complete drawdown of U.S. troops by Aug. 31. Over the last 18 months, more than 90,000 …

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Interagency Effort to Combat IP Theft

The Department of Justice has joined forces with other government departments and agencies as part of the Obama administration’s effort to combat theft of intellectual property, Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday. Together with administration officials, DOJ has developed key aspects of the first-ever Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property …

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HHS Allocates $220M for Health IT to 15 Communities

The Health and Human Services is allocating $220 million to 15 communities to pilot test the adoption of emerging health IT. The awards are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds totaling a $2 billion effort to promote the implementation of electronic health records by 2014. Vice President …

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