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    Why VA's electronic health record mega-project is failing

    The agency's former top technology official explains how management problems, reliance on outmoded development methodology and lack of customer buy-in are combining to sink (for now) a critical modernization project at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 07/26/2021

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    The workforce and mission arguments for modernizing human capital management systems

    HCM software can help improve efficiency through self-service and automation, enable HR to better understand and address employee wellbeing and engagement, and prepare for the future while aligning people resources with the organization’s mission today. 07/23/2021

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    A procurement paradigm for digital government

    By contracting with emerging technology companies that can create and deploy data-driven solutions, agencies can cut down on the number of government contracts and the associated red tape. 07/16/2021