Agency News: Health and Human Services


Federal List: 6 memorable moments in federal social media

After a hesitant beginning, the federal government has begun to embrace social media in a big way. Here are a few of the most creative forays.

NIH makes leadership adjustments at technology acquisition center

IT contracting program director takes on a new role.

Technology to clear FOIA backlog underused, GAO finds

Releasing documents under Freedom of Information Act requests is part of an agency's mission, but some agencies are not making the most of tools that could help do it faster.

NASA scores high on innovation

Feds are gung-ho about innovation, but managers are still on the fence.

VA fails to communicate clearly; who gets a better grade?

A new report finds few agencies have made progress in meeting the requirements of the 2010 Plain Writing Act.

7 challenges to 'cloud first'

Agencies are well on their way to the cloud but better planning is needed to fully realize the cloud-first policy.

Learning the lessons of open projects

Lessons learned from the successful development of the Internet could teach federal leaders how to take on particularly "wicked" problems.

NIH picks 54 winners for major IT deal

The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 contract will provide support for enterprise architectures across government.

What startups can teach agencies about IT

Take some tips for IT success from the upstarts, advises HHS official.

On the front lines: How agencies recruit young feds

Despite popular belief, public perception of the government workforce and pervasive anti-government rhetoric hasn't put a damper on young people's desire to become public servants.

HHS readies for Facebook organ donation initiative

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced a new campaign for users to publish their organ donor status, an initiative expected to increase organ donations to the registries overseen by the Health and Human Services Department.

PSC: New research center isn't CMS' only option

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid updates to meet the new health-care law, one industry group says officials have more options that launching a research center.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!