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HUD to award Policy and Research Information Server (PARIS) and IT Support Services contract

“The Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(B) “Only one source is capable of providing the supplies or services.” 41 U.S.C.2304(d)(1)(B)” “The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to award a sole source Firm Fixed Price contract to Cloud Nine Technologies, Inc located at 12606 Camberly […] The post HUD to award Policy and Research Information Server (PARIS) and IT Support Services contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: With a pandemic and hurricane season crushing FEMA, the agency could use some...

“The Federal Emergency Management Agency‘s various grant programs have made more awards more this year than the past 30 years combined, a top official says, and now the agency is considering how robotic process automation (RPA) bots could help improve the payment process.” “From a business and management stand point, automation would be a game-changer,” Chief Financial Officer Mary Comans […] The post FedScoop: With a pandemic and hurricane season crushing FEMA, the agency could use some bots appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Why is Interoperability an Issue and What is the Root Cause?

In this interview with Perspecta’s Chief Technologist of its health business group, Bo Dagnall, FedHealthIT’s President, Susan Sharer, digs into the root causes of interoperability challenges, the use of FHIR as PART of the solution and what comes next. Why is Interoperability an Issue and What is the Root Cause? Among the many challenges, one […] The post Why is Interoperability an Issue and What is the Root Cause? appeared first on FedHealthIT.

White House hires tech firm to build virtual border wall

“The Trump administration has awarded a major border security contract to a California technology start-up that will use artificial intelligence on an unprecedented scale, pairing the president’s giant steel barrier with the kind of ‘virtual wall’ long favored by Democrats to prevent illegal crossings from Mexico.” “The five-year agreement between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Anduril Industries calls for […] The post White House hires tech firm to build virtual border wall appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GovernmentCIO: How HHS Has Adapted to Secure and Shared Data for Pandemic Response

“The Department of Health and Human Services has had to rethink its business practices to protect critical information transmitted internally and externally with health care providers around the country as it relates to the coronavirus pandemic.” “HHS CIO Jose Arrieta explained during a webinar this week that enabling data sharing and maintaining data integrity for […] The post GovernmentCIO: How HHS Has Adapted to Secure and Shared Data for Pandemic Response appeared first on FedHealthIT.

USDA Farm Production and Conservation taps Assistant Chief Data Officer

Paul Chevalier, an IT professional with nearly two decades of experience, has taken on a new challenge as Assistant Chief Data Officer with the US Department of Agriculture’s Farm Production and Conservation mission area. Paul brings experience in IT operations, relational database management and multiple software development platforms for large scale financial systems in both the Civilian and Defense sectors. […] The post USDA Farm Production and Conservation taps Assistant Chief Data Officer appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

NIH All of Us CTO explains the use of US Citizens’ Data to Accelerate...

“Ira Pastor, ideaXme life sciences ambassador, interviews Chris Lunt, Chief Technology Officer of the All of Us Research Program run by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.” Watch the video here. Source: NIH use US Citizens’ Data to Accelerate Health Research and Medical Breakthroughs – June 24, 2020. ideaXme via YouTube. The post NIH All of Us CTO explains the use of US Citizens’ Data to Accelerate Health Research and Medical Breakthroughs appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHS CISA Senior Advisor Matt Masterson on securing voter registration databases during COVID-19

“The expansion of voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic makes it all the more important that election officials secure voter registration databases from hacking, according to a senior Department of Homeland Security official.” “The greater amount of absentee voting and mail-in ballots ‘shifts the risk towards voter registration data security,’ Matt Masterson, senior adviser at DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure […] The post DHS CISA Senior Advisor Matt Masterson on securing voter registration databases during COVID-19 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Nework Newscast: VA’s EHR system configuration presses on despite coronavirus delays

“The Department of Veterans Affairs was on track to start up its new electronic health records system in Spokane, Washington, next month. The pandemic response may have delayed that. But the crucial work of system configuration continues. After taking a look at VA configuration decision-making, the Government Accountability Office had a recommendation. The GAO’s director […] The post Federal News Nework Newscast: VA’s EHR system configuration presses on despite coronavirus delays appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Federal News Network: Update on a mega-IT modernization effort – DoD, VA Coast Guard...

“… I was interviewing Julie Stoner, the vice president for U.S. government services at Cerner. A techie with computer science and management information systems degrees, Stoner now finds herself with a foot on each of two logs: the Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Department. Leidos is the prime contractor for the DoD implementation of […] The post Federal News Network: Update on a mega-IT modernization effort – DoD, VA Coast Guard EHR appeared first on FedHealthIT.

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