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.

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Biden announces public cancer database

Vice President Joe Biden, the public face of the administration's Cancer Moonshot, announced the release of the National Cancer Institute's Genomic Data Commons, a public-facing data platform that allows researchers to access, analyze and upload genomic health data to advance cancer research.


FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.


NIH makes leadership adjustments at technology acquisition center

IT contracting program director takes on a new role.


NIH picks 54 winners for major IT deal

The Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 contract will provide support for enterprise architectures across government.

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HHS debuts smoking cessation mobile texting apps

The National Cancer Institute is offering customizable text message programs to teens and adults who want to quit smoking.


Agencies don't account for all program costs, experts say

Auditors at GAO found that several agencies with interagency contracts and those that help with acquisitions don’t carefully account for all the costs of their programs.

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Lessons learned from NIH online app

The National Institutes of Health's Pillbox program has shown that a project manager may have to move outside the comfort zone.

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NIH starts tool for electronic health records

National Library of Medicine has created a free tool to furnish patients' electronic health records with information specific to their conditions.


Learning on the job: How to make the most of mentoring

Former and current government officials share their tips for establishing a solid mentoring relationship.


Telework awards honor agencies with top-rated programs

Annual Tele-Vision awards honor federal agencies with pioneering telework agendas.


Acquisition officials share tips on communication, transparency

Federal acquisition professionals shared tips for improving communications between program managers and contracting officials at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit.


NIH, CDC sign global pact on data sharing

Several funders of public health research are coming closer to overcoming barriers to information sharing with a new global agreement, supporters say.


NIH agency tests waters with hybrid procurement

NIEHS is planning an enterprise IT services deal in which the contractor could provide support through a variety of procurement approaches.

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NIH builds a bridge to paperless processes

The National Cancer Institute and Bristol-Myers Squibb are using digital certificates to eliminate paper in a cancer therapy evaluation program, a trend that advocates hope will become more widespread in government.


National Library of Medicine opens application portal

The National Library of Medicine introduced a new website to help developers and the public create mashups.

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Culture, management issues continue to affect consolidation efforts

The success of data center consolidation initiatives will be determined more by culture and management issues than technology, according to federal managers and industry experts speaking at a recent conference on data center optimization.


Innovative NIH online purchasing system honored

National Institutes of Health's Purchasing Online Tracking System generates $1 million in savings a year by eliminating double data entry and reducing staffing and resource costs.