OMB Ends Cookie Ban
White House Pauses $3 Billion In IT Spending
The Office of Management and Budget is conducting a detailed review of high-risk IT projects and placing a temporary pause on billions allocated annually to financial systems.
HHS Establishes EHR Certification Program
The temporary certification will let healthcare organizations qualify their electronic health record systems and receive incentive payments through the Department of Health and Human Services.
E-Verify Site Gets Facelift
Department of Homeland Security has added user-friendly updates to the program employers use to verify worker eligibility for U.S. employment.
Gov Forum: Federal CIO Pushes Performance Gains
Vivek Kundra told attendees at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum that he's working to close the "IT gap," improve project oversight, and advance cybersecurity technology.
NOAA Funds Marine Forecasting In Gulf
The $4 million competitive grant was awarded to a group of university researchers to create more precise computer models of ocean and coastal conditions in the Gulf of Mexico.
Web Tools Help Cancer Doctors Pick Treatment
Evidence-based clinical support tools developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Center help doctors choose most promising and cost-effective treatments for cancer patients.
CMS Awards $24 Million For IT Services
Companion Data Services received a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services contract to host the National Level Repository, which will track healthcare providers' meaningful use of technology.
Manatt Says HITECH Needs Changes
A Manatt Health Solutions report said the HITECH Act has potential to dramatically improve healthcare, but only if the Meaningful Use criteria are revised.
Army Outlines Cloud Computing Strategy
Application consolidation and server virtualization are steps in a broader plan to consolidate data centers and offer cloud services across Army operations.
Senator Schumer Proposes Call Center Tax
The proposed legislation would tax U.S. companies that transfer domestic calls to foreign call centers and that require consumers be informed when their call is transferred outside the U.S.