Executive order encouraging health agencies to standardize IT systems is a major step, HHS secretary says.
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator says his agency seeks to use technology to help achieve the best health care at the lowest cost.
Document lacks clarity and may allow agencies to outsource federal jobs without competition, labor union officials argue.
Some of the computers, primarily at the Census Bureau, held personal information.
List is intended to raise the visibility of crucial information technology projects.
Task forces recommend adoption of uniform standards, rather than moves to shared services centers.
Gregory Garcia will be responsible for coordinating the government’s IT security policies.
Report expected to discuss how changes in the nature and use of IT by agencies have created the need for revision of the legal and policy framework -- but not necessarily laws.
Risk of hurricanes prompts permanent relocation of hardware that helps process pay checks for more than 500,000 federal employees.
Federal officials do not think thief was targeting the data, but are checking to make sure no information was compromised.