Agency News: Health and Human Services


Warning: Mobile medical apps may be hazardous to your health

A National Cancer Institute program manager warned about mobile applications that promise health care benefits to consumers without being backed by scientific data.

Health data innovation 'at a crawl'

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicked off the department's second annual Health Data Initiative Forum with a plea for more innovation.

IT reform push: Six months later

CIOs offer updates on IT reform progress, challenges and priorities as milestone nears.

Zombies, killer cyborgs and the government

Agencies and officials loosen up in their use of social media.

TechStat helps federal CIOs with IT reform

Three federal CIOs have found TechStat vital to adhering to OMB's 25-point IT reform plan.

A funny thing happened on the way to the CIO office ...

Here are four examples of federal IT leaders using humor to deliver important information in a memorable way.

Watch out for zombies! No, not hacked computers ... zombies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was joking when it published a preparedness and disaster awareness kit to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse -- wasn't it?

Some agencies charged more than others for Grants.gov use, GAO says

The Grants.gov program charges higher fees to some federal agencies than others for the same services, a new report says.

Why telework is in an agency's best interest

Teleworking is moving beyond just letting agency employees work from home; it's becoming a key element in continuity-of-operations planning, efforts to reduce pollution, and plans to save billions on unneeded real estate.

Acquisition officials share tips on communication, transparency

Federal acquisition professionals shared tips for improving communications between program managers and contracting officials at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit.

HHS spent $1.6B on advisory committees over 10 years

The Health and Human Services Department was by far the highest spender on federal advisory committees, accounting for about half the total federal spending on such committees for 2001 to 2010, according to a new GSA website.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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