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Watchdog: Defense health IT upgrade risks delays

The huge DHMSM electronic health records push could be in danger of delays, according to an inspector general report that looks at cybersecurity, training and legacy system interoperability.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Rep. Robyn Kelly (D-Ill.)

IT subcommittee seeks GAO probe on VistA upgrade

A pair of IT leaders on Capitol Hill are seeking a GAO probe of efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs homegrown health record system VistA.

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Health world leans on IT in Zika fight

Health organizations are incorporating IT plans into strategies to combat the Zika virus, to promote information sharing and track the spread of infections.

Col. Robert Collins

Army eyes DCGS reforms on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers are pushing the Army to adopt more commercial products for its intelligence-sharing platform. Can DCGS-A shake its reputation of being beholden to an unwieldy acquisition system that favors incumbent contractors?

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Tech help wanted at OPM

The agency at the center of last summer's breach is officially looking for a new CIO.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo makes business case for data sharing

The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.

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U.S. Digital Service might get 10-year lease on life

Proposed legislation would authorize USDS for a decade, but it will take some heavy lifting to push the bill through before the next president is elected.

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Build or buy? Census chooses both

The Census Bureau is planning a hybrid approach to its data collection for 2020 and beyond.

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Proposed new HHS CISO role prioritizes security

A bill would elevate the Department of Health and Human Services CISO to be on a par with the CIO. Some in Congress think the move would eliminate a conflict of interest.

Sandia National Labs

Sandia Labs management contract officially up for grabs

Multiple proposals are expected for the contract to run the Sandia National Laboratories starting in mid-2017.

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LaVerne Council drills in on her to-do list

The VA CIO sat down with FCW to discuss her agency’s reform efforts, new initiatives and relationship with Congress.

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Email privacy legislation stalls in Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding off on further action on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, as members are divided on warrant standards for email intercepts.

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