NIH CIO set to retire in December

Andrea Norris, currently the CIO and director of the center for information technology at the National Institutes of Health, has been in charge of the agency's tech portfolio for more than 10 years.

The growing importance of GWACs

One of the government's most popular methods for buying emerging technologies and critical IT services faces significant challenges in an ever-changing marketplace

NITAAC releases long-awaited RFP for $50 billion CIO-SP4

The National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) has released its highly-anticipated request for proposals for the new CIO Solutions and Partners 4 (CIO-SP4) contract vehicle.

This year's Sammies includes a special COVID response category

Partnership for Public Service announced the 29 finalists for its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

How to improve health IT

The past year has called unprecedented attention to public health systems and their underlying data, but federal agencies' struggles with health IT long predate the COVID-19 pandemic.

NITAAC CIO-SP4 on track

Despite the pandemic, the next iteration of one of National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's governmentwide contracts is steadily progressing.

OSTP: Changes needed to better share COVID data

Wider data sharing in the COVID-19 era takes will, as well as broader thinking, AI and machine learning, said White House tech expert.

NIH creates central database for COVID-19

The centralized database could provide sharper insight into coronavirus patients' needs.

NITAAC says it can fill in for STARS

The National Institutes of Health's governmentwide contracts can pick up the slack for GSA's STARS II 8(a) small business set aside contract’s early cut off.

New contract, new leadership coming at NITAAC

Top management of NIH's IT Acquisition and Assessment Center IT is changing, as is the next iteration of its tech-focused governmentwide acquisition vehicle.

GWACs anticipate bump in year end spending over FY2018

One big contract manager said the raised micropurchase limit will likely contribute to a rise in the dollar amount of year-end spending by agencies as fiscal year 2019 draws to a close.

NITAAC expects post-shutdown push

The manager of the National Institute of Health's governmentwide acquisition contracting vehicles says federal customers will have to rush to meet fiscal 2019 purchasing deadlines after the shutdown.

Education taps NITAAC for major loan platform buy

The Department of Education will use the National Institutes of Health's governmentwide acquisition contract in a major procurement to modernize financial aid services.

NITAAC looks to fee caps, laptop refresh

A big governmentwide contract vehicle at the National Institutes of Health is looking to support more large acquisitions, including cloud computing services.

Tech and the cancer moonshot

Vice President Biden said that advances in computing technology and changes in the culture of scientific collaboration will lead researchers to a cure for cancer.

GWACs ride the tide of popularity

Big governmentwide contracts are seeing increased buying compared to last year.

VA looks to NITAAC for cloud

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to conduct an upcoming cloud procurement using a National Institutes of Health acquisition vehicle.