Tag Archives: White House

Sunny Side Up: White House to Install Solar Panels

Despite mediocre poll numbers and the sense of doom clouding hopes for Democratic success in November, things may have gotten a little sunnier at the White House. The Obama administration this week announced plans to install solar panels on the White House roof to demonstrate President Barack Obama’s commitment to …

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US Government to Launch New Video Platform

The U.S. government will launch a new Video.gov platform, said White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin at a Gov 2.0 Summit last week. So far, there are millions of public-domain videos in government archives, but many are not digitized or posted for public viewing. Nonprofits, such as Public.Resource.Org, …

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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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President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board to Hold Public Meeting

The President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board will hold its next public meeting Aug. 27, 2010 via conference call beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern Time to continue discussion of issues impacting the strength and competitiveness of the nation’s economy. The discussion–open to the public via live audio stream at White House …

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OMB’s Jeffrey Zients Details ‘Best Practices’ Progress

To reform the nation’s capital, improve performance and cut costs, the White House in January hosted a forum where 50 CEOs across various sectors and different-sized businesses shared their insight on how to take the best practices of the private sector on increasing efficiency and effectiveness and apply them to …

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Administration Reports $8B in Medicare Savings

According to a report the Obama administration is scheduled to release today, the new healthcare overhaul will begin producing immediate significant savings for Medicare, savings of about $8 billion by the end of next year and $575 billion over the rest of the decade. The Obama administration report states the …

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DoD, DOE Collaborate for Clean Energy

U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding during a White House forum to discuss clean energy in relation to national security. The MOU demonstrated a collaboration between the two departments to commit to fostering a clean-energy economy and improved efficiencies through …

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Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt Highligths Progress in Cybersecurity

The White House yesterday released a progress report on what concrete steps have been taken to make cyberspace a more secure place, highlighting identity authentication, a comprehensive cyber incident response plan, and new performance metrics introduced by the Federal Information Management Security Act. Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt yesterday hosted an …

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President to Use Recess Appointment to Install Medicare Leader

President Barack Obama is scheduled today to make Dr. Donald Berwick a recess appointment as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Berwick, whom the president nominated in April, will take control of the agency without going through a confirmation process. According to White House officials, “the agency …

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