Karl Mathias settles in at HHS

The chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services talks about his priorities, the department’s effort to develop a new cybersecurity strategy and what keeps him up at night

HHS releases long-awaited electronic health info sharing framework

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released the long-awaited Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement on Tuesday.

Supreme Court hearing turns to the contractor mandate

Chief Justice John Roberts invoked the federal contractor mandate – currently blocked from taking effect due to a lawsuit – at a hearing at which two separate vaccine authority cases were argued on Friday.

NITAAC's Coen headed to GSA

The director of one of the biggest IT acquisition vehicles is headed to the GSA.

Technology to clear FOIA backlog underused, GAO finds

Releasing documents under Freedom of Information Act requests is part of an agency's mission, but some agencies are not making the most of tools that could help do it faster.

NASA scores high on innovation

Feds are gung-ho about innovation, but managers are still on the fence.

VA fails to communicate clearly; who gets a better grade?

A new report finds few agencies have made progress in meeting the requirements of the 2010 Plain Writing Act.

7 challenges to 'cloud first'

Agencies are well on their way to the cloud but better planning is needed to fully realize the cloud-first policy.

Learning the lessons of open projects

Lessons learned from the successful development of the Internet could teach federal leaders how to take on particularly "wicked" problems.

HHS announces new CTO

Maryland's chief innovation officer to fill the role as HHS CTO.

Top VA official recognized for excellence in leadership

Winners of the AFFIRM Leadership Awards feted at Capital Hilton.

What startups can teach agencies about IT

Take some tips for IT success from the upstarts, advises HHS official.

On the front lines: How agencies recruit young feds

Despite popular belief, public perception of the government workforce and pervasive anti-government rhetoric hasn't put a damper on young people's desire to become public servants.

HHS readies for Facebook organ donation initiative

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced a new campaign for users to publish their organ donor status, an initiative expected to increase organ donations to the registries overseen by the Health and Human Services Department.

Audit finds shortcomings in how FDA manages IT investments

The Food and Drug Administration has an IT investment budget of about $400 million a year that needs to be managed better, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

3 tips for fed agencies to get the most out of Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline for Pages has been launched, and an HHS new media blogger is offering tips to federal agencies on how to make the best use of the new format.

White House discloses administrative costs for innovation contests

A progress report on innovation challenges released by the White House indicates that some federal agencies are paying for contractor assistance in administering the challenges.