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  • Shutterstock image: medical professional interacting with a futuristic, digital interface.

    ONC offers health data playbook for patients

    To educate patients about their rights over medical data, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT unveiled a series of educational videos and a Patient Engagement Playbook. 06/03/2016

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    Naval Research Lab wants cyber risk help

    The Naval Research Laboratory has plenty of IT systems that need certifying for cyber risk. 06/03/2016

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    White House looks to save billions on software

    New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software. 06/02/2016

  • Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

    DHS advisory council report could help NPPD

    A Homeland Security Advisory Council report advocating closer coordination across infrastructure segments could boost the prospects for a reorganization of DHS' cybersecurity unit. 06/02/2016

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    FCC revamping comment system

    FCC is finalizing a cloud-based comment system that can better handle sudden input surges and make data more readily available. 06/02/2016

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    USMC wrestles with responsibility of owning network

    Three years since taking ownership of its computer network, the Marine Corps is still playing catch up in training its acquisition personnel. 06/02/2016

  • Ash Carter and Jeh Johnson

    House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices. 06/02/2016

  • Wikimedia image: Department of the Treasury.

    Treasury seeks IT backbone manager

    The Treasury Department plans to hire an associate CIO who can focus on IT infrastructure. 06/02/2016

  • Brian Burns

    VA's CISO moves on

    Brian Burns will be leaving the Department of Veterans Affairs on June 10 for a different federal agency. 06/02/2016

  • 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? 06/01/2016

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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. 06/01/2016

  • 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. 06/01/2016

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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. 06/01/2016

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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. 06/01/2016

  • 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. 06/01/2016

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