House members to TSA: Don't destroy Registered Traveler data

Two senior House members hit TSA for plans to delete personal data collected by the Registered Traveler program vendor that shut down.

HHS to industry: Help assess health IT networks

HHS has asked industry to help conduct a nationwide analysis of health information exchange infrastructures.

FCC considers state, regional public safety networks

The FCC is considering requests to form a broadband network for first responders rather than waiting for the commission to create a nationwide network.

CIO: CDC preparing for contract worth up to $2 billion

The CDC's CIO outlines plans for the agency's largest IT contract, which is also the first Multiple Award Contract.

Airline crew members get fingerprint IDs

TSA has approved standards for a fingerprint identification program for pilots and other airline crew members.

Some doctors to get health IT help

The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology said he is dealing with the special health IT needs of doctors in small practices.

Coast Guard seeks new IT directorate

To fully carry out its modernization plans — including a new command structure for IT — the Coast Guard must obtain additional authorization from Congress, GAO says.

Deepwater watch: Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate gets new leader

The Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate has a new rear admiral in charge — Ronald Rábago.

Health IT 'meaningful use' framework proposed

The federal Health IT Policy Committee today began considering a detailed framework for defining "meaningful use" of health IT through 2015.

Firm says Chopra wants innovation in health IT

CTO Aneesh Chopra is seeking to improve innovation in government health IT by seeking new procurement channels to increase input from vendors, according to a research firm.

IG: DHS security clearances need IT help

The Homeland Security Department could improve its security clearance process by beefing up its computer support, IG says.

DHS to scrutinize service contracts

As part of an efficiency initiative, DHS officials will perform an extra review on all professional service contracts over $1 million starting immediately.

Obama budget has $148B for research

President Obama wants to spend $555 million more on federal science research and development in 2010, according to his top science adviser.

Health IT panel aims for middle road

The new federal panel that will advise on health IT standards begins discussing its goals.

Napolitano wants millions for IT

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano told a House committee today about DHS' plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in IT systems.

Building work starts on SBInet

The construction of 17 permanent towers for the SBInet system at the border of Arizona and Mexico started May 4.

Health care reform tied to IT

Health care reform won't be complete without adopting health IT, the national coordinator for health IT says.