Health Agency CISO Looks to Increase Security in Software Transparency Requirements

Robert Wood aims to improve security while fostering faster mission execution from a DevSecOps “BatCAVE” at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Health Technology in Action

In this special report, Nextgov examines how the COVID-19 pandemic is shaping technology tools and policies in health care.

Grants Management Shared Services Marketplace Set to Launch by End of 2021

The marketplace is getting set to launch with a suite of tools from other federal offices, like GrantSolutions.gov’s automated risk management tool.

10 Universities Picked to Help HHS Build Up Health IT Workforce

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced $73 million in grants to support career training and job placement for 4,000 new health IT workers.

How NIH’s Research-Driving, Centralized Hub for COVID-19 Patient Data is Evolving

Scientists are drawing insights via an enclave of patient records from 7.6 million individuals.

CDC Center Wants Data Science Training For Everyone, Including New Data Science Team

The contract will include a monthly seminar series for those new to data science and more advanced training for the Data Science Team.

HHS’ ‘Frequent and Significant Changes’ to COVID Data Reporting Left Hospitals Behind

Multiple updates to the rules and avenues for reporting critical pandemic-related capacity information left hospitals confused, overwhelmed and unable to comply.

Lawmakers Push NIH for Answers About Deleted Coronavirus Data

Their inquiry comes as speculation about the virus’ origins continues to swirl.

Britney Spears’ Testimony Spurs Lawmakers to Question Federal Guardianship Data

They asked the Justice and Health and Human Services departments to provide more information about the legal arrangements.

White House, NIH Directors Weigh in on Proposed Health and Human Services Research Arm

The proposed $6.5 billion Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health will need a very specific work culture and an inspiring first leader to be successful, key officials said.

HHS Puts Up $80M to Increase Number and Diversity of Health IT Workforce

The four-year effort will focus on improving data collection—especially around race and ethnicity—and training a more diverse health informatics and technology workforce.

FDA Tells NIST Securing ‘Critical Software’ Extends Beyond Devices

Two federal agencies were among those who submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology for shaping deliverables under a recent executive order.

NIH Aims to Boost Diversity and Inclusion Within Its Biomedical Workforce 

The agency said the changes, which are part of a larger plan to combat structural racism in biomedical research, are “long overdue.”

Final RFP Released for $50B Health IT-Focused CIO-SP4 Contract

The governmentwide IT contract is geared toward health-related programs but can be used by any federal agency.

You Can Fly! CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People Can Travel Safely within the U.S.

Travelers should continue to wear a mask and maintain social distance.