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HHS Unveils Healthcare System Cybersecurity Task Force

The Department of Health & Human Services has introduced the 21 members of a task force that will work to identify ways and methods to form a secure electronic healthcare system. Technology and healthcare leaders from public and private organizations will serve on the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, HHS Acting Deputy …

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Senate Set to Vote on Shaun Donovan’s Nomination as OMB Head

The Senate is set to vote on the nomination of Shaun Donovan as the next director of the Office of Management and Budget, Federal Times reported Wednesday. Andy Medici writes that Donovan, incumbent secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, garnered the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee’s approval …

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OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has been confirmed as the new health and human services secretary in a 78-17 bipartisan vote, the Associated Press reported Thursday. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar writes Burwell is facing some remaining concerns with the Department of Health and Human Services‘ HealthCare.gov …

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Senate Panel OKs Sylvia Matthews Burwell Nomination as HHS Chief

Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination as health and human services secretary moved through the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday via a 21-3 vote to approve her for the post, Reuters reported Wednesday. David Morgan writes eight Republicans and 13 Democrats voted for Burwell and three Republicans voted against her nomination. Burwell faces …

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Report: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan Eyed for OMB Top Post

President Barack Obama is set to nominate Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan to the top post at the Office of Management and Budget, the New York Times reported Saturday. Ryan McDermott writes Donovan would replace outgoing OMB chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro would take …

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Hill Negotiators Unveil $1T Bipartisan Spending Bill

Senate and House appropriators released details of a $1.1 trillion spending package deal Monday night and their proposal seeks to restore funding for some domestic programs, Politico reported Monday. David Rogers writes the bill would raise the budget for the Head Start early-education initiative by 13 percent to $8.6 billion …

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OMB Director Sylvia Burwell: Furloughs Possible in FY 2014

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, says federal employees have been prioritizing tasks since the government reopened after a partial shutdown, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Joe Davidson writes Burwell told the newspaper Friday in an interview that furloughs could be a possibility this fiscal year …

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