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Danielle Belopotosky

News

Defense, VA struggle to share medical information

Agencies have made some progress on two demonstration projects, but lack a clearly defined management plan, GAO official says.

Tech

Former federal technology official to take industry post

Ex-technology undersecretary at Commerce Department named as the Information Technology Association of America’s president and CEO.

Defense

Data mining helps uncover fraud in disaster relief

GAO used technique to locate FEMA payments that were based on duplicative registration data.

Tech

Privacy language urged for bill to digitize federal employee health records

Legislation would give 8 million federal workers access to free health records.

News

Commission strives to aid national e-records adoption

Delay in implementation by the federal government would send the wrong signal to the private sector, HHS chief says.

Tech

Powell recalls State Department tech transformation

While he was Secretary of State, department replaced archaic with new machines and high-speed Internet access.

Defense

Rice seeks better welcome for foreigners

State Department has decreased wait times for visa applicants, with 97 percent now receiving their visas within a day or two.

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Tech

Public-private partnership unveils e-health prototype

Technology has the potential to improve health care and safety while reducing costs, lawmaker says.

News

Push for new travel IDs continues despite concerns

Starting two years from now U.S. citizens, Canadians and Mexicans will need passports or alternate documents to cross land borders.

News

Government’s work with data brokers prompts privacy concerns

Safeguards are unevenly applied across agencies, GAO review finds.

News

Science agency chiefs laud Bush's budget request

Non-defense R&D spending is up $1.1 billion, reaching $59 billion, in President Bush's budget request.

Tech

Sun Microsystems CEO pushes 'open source' government

Silicon Valley and the nation's capital have more in common than meets the eye, Scott McNealy says.

News

Report: Better IT support leads to more federal telework

Survey results indicate that perceptions about working away from the office are improving.

News

Expansion of FBI database holding DNA profiles debated

Proponents argue a universal database would assist law enforcement agencies.

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Defense

Congress to look at agencies' efforts to fight avian flu

Panel examining whether DHS, HHS initiatives are integrated.

Defense

State Department unveils trial of electronic passports

Privacy advocates say that despite modifications, new documents remain vulnerable.

News

Multi-agency task force to review Web restrictions abroad

Group will make policy recommendations to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the coming months.

Defense

DHS runs drill to test readiness for online attack

Observers call exercise an important step, say it was more extensive than past incident-response drills.

Management

More federal technology work expected to go private

Report predicts that the growing deficit and tightened spending will drive IT outsourcing as a way to save money.

Defense

Administration to expand foreign language program

Defense, Education and State departments, along with the national intelligence director, to develop plan to expand foreign-language learning efforts.