AI faces growing pains in the federal workplace

Auditors want artificial intelligence tools to monitor fraud and abuse, but the new tech is slow to penetrate agencies.

Agencies seek betters ways to track past performance

Federal officials want new methods to get feedback on their vendors into the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System.

QSSI gets a 1-year extension on health care data hub

A long and drawn-out procurement including four rounds of protests and multiple federal lawsuits means that the incumbent contractor charged with maintaining a key piece of the Affordable Care Act infrastructure gets another year on the job.

USDS in action

Steve Kelman digs into the actual mechanics of a U.S. Digital Service team's partnership with a particular agency.

CMS launches API for Medicare claims data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is flipping the switch on a service that lets Medicare beneficiaries more easily download and share their health data.

Why data chiefs need to be everywhere

Agency chief data officers belong where they are needed, and that's not necessarily in the IT shop.

Senators seek IG probe of outages

Four Senate Democrats are urging the Health and Human Services inspector general to probe the planned schedule for downtime during the coming open enrollment period. downtime to grow during 2017 open enrollment

Uptime for the system will decrease during the coming open enrollment period, in part due to a shortened open season, and in part due to an increase in scheduled maintenance.

Will states' ACA tech be ready for November open enrollment?

The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may have limited visibility into state marketplace systems.

What happens to

Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent.

HHS outlines lofty cloud plans despite IT budget squeeze

If you want a bellwether for IT spending across federal civilian agencies, a good starting point just might be the Department of Health and Human Services.

How expiring HHS contracts could fund the Trump agenda

More than $24 billion in Department of Health and Human Services contracts are set to expire by the end of the year, according to a Govini analysis. Those funds could be redirected to help drive President Trump's health care agenda.

Does have a future?

Congressional Republicans plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. What would that mean for the $1B website that is the front door to the program?

CMS opens search for CIO

Leaders at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are casting a wide net for a new top IT official.

CMS looks to get more collaborative

The agency wants to create a web-based collaboration space for its efforts to improve Medicare service delivery.

CMS seeks new CTO

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking a new CTO, a job that involves taking a leadership role on the website.

Medicare chief wants health record vendors to ease access

The head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services put EHR vendors on notice that they had to do more to improve data interoperability.