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*** Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced a bill designed to mandate oversight of trillions of dollars in COVID-19 recovery spending. The Coronavirus Oversight and Recovery Ethics Act of 2020 would cement the role of Inspectors General to conduct oversight of spending and would also prohibit conflicts of interest, increase disclosure of aid recipients and protect whistleblowers.

*** A bipartisan group of 30 senators are looking to continue support for telehealth under Medicare, even after the coronavirus pandemic is over.

"Americans have benefited significantly from this expansion of telehealth and have come to rely on its availability. Congress should expand access to telehealth services on a permanent basis so that telehealth remains an option for all Medicare beneficiaries both now and after the pandemic," the lawmakers told Senate leaders in a June 15 letter.

Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 2:03 AM


  • Management
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    Where does the TMF Board go from here?

    With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity.

  • IT Modernization
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    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

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