electronic medical record concept. medical technology.

How the contractor thinks the new electronic records systems is going at the Department of Veterans Affairs

Three departments are developing new electronic health records systems. At the heart of the efforts is commercial technology from the Cerner Corporation.

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(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo illustration, a person types on a laptop in Florida. Riviera Beach, Fla., agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. Spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said Wednesday, June 19, 2019, that the city of 35,000 residents has been working with outside security consultants, who recommended the ransom be paid. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

How the National Security Council could better deal with technology-based threats

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Fencing and razor wire surrounds the perimeter of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress feels threatened but it doesn’t like the security measures it and its staff are enduring

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Black federal executives have high hopes for the latest executive order on racial equity

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(AP/Patrick Semansky)Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on manufacturing and buying American-made products at UAW Region 1 headquarters in Warren, Mich., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

As the height of the federal procurement season approaches, that new Buy American order vexes

The federal contracting community has a month-old Buy American executive order to deal with. Federal Drive got a progress report from attorney Kelly Kroll.

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Now that a return to the office is within sight, what the government really needs is a strategy

Whatever plans federal agencies had to guide a return to offices, well, those seem to have evaporated months ago, Bob Tobias said.

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When it comes to reimbursements for the cost of contract protests, timing is everything

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The Defense Department updates its rules for overseas operational support contractors

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The story of a one-year plan that turned to a 30-year federal career

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

More vaccination sites staffed by military get up and running

In today’s Federal Newscast, mass vaccination sites staffed by active duty military members are now up and running in three more cities, with more set to come online in the next few days.

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