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DOD and VA Stumble Over Interoperability

The private sector was mandated by the HITECH Act to use an Electronic Health Records Systems (EHRs) that has the electronic capability to exchange key clinical information with other healthcare providers.

Deborah Collier April 3, 2013
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Congress Requests GAO Investigation into Broadband Overbuild

On February 13, 2013, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on the broadband stimulus programs managed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

Deborah Collier March 13, 2013
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Time to Act on IG Recommendations

The House and Senate (after four years) Budget Committees will mark up the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget resolution next week.

Thomas Schatz March 8, 2013
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Congress Sets Its Eyes on IT Acquisition Reform

On February 27, 2013, the House Committee on Government Reform held its second hearing on information technology (IT) acquisition reform.

Deborah Collier February 28, 2013
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Prime Cuts 2013

On the eve of sequestration, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2013, our annual comprehensive list of spending cuts.

Thomas Schatz February 28, 2013
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It Isn’t 1996 Anymore

The year was 1996.  Bill Clinton was in the White House; scientists reported that there might be life on Mars; Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, was born; the T.V. hospital show E.R. topped the Neilsen’s ratings long before the “McDreamies”...

Deborah Collier February 8, 2013
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Police Chiefs Issue Guidance for Cloud Computing

On February 21, 2012, a Swineline blog post proposed that cloud computing is a viable option for law enforcement.

Deborah Collier February 4, 2013
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Time to Reduce Wasteful Government IT Spending

On January 22, 2013, the House Committee on Government Oversight held a hearing on reducing wasteful information technology (IT) spending by the federal government.  According to a video released prior to the hearing by the Committee, the federal...

Deborah Collier January 24, 2013
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GSA bats .333 on cloud security authorizations

In June 2012, Government Computer News reported that GSA hoped to have three cloud service providers approved for provisional authorizations to operate by the end of 2012. Batting .333 towards achievement of this goal, the General Services...

Deborah Collier January 2, 2013

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