The Obama-era health care law President Trump has called a “disaster” is actually exceeding expectations. More than 8.7 million people have signed up for subsidized private coverage for next year.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, emails revealed through a FOIA request from Judicial Watch show contractors working with HHS had major security concerns days before the site became live.
The Veterans Choice Act provides VA with the opportunity to redefine what its role will be in 10 years.
This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy speaks with Blake Hall, founder & CEO of ID.me; Emily Tavoulareas, VA Digital Service, and Greg Gershman, co-founder/principal at Ad Hoc LLC. They will discuss a website called “vets.gov” and how it opens up the world of collaboration in solving many issues with funneling 500 Department of Veterans’ Affairs websites into one portal. February 28, 2017
Industry sources say a $67.6 million award contract to Iron Vine Security is concerning because the agency may have used a low-cost, technically acceptable approach.
The Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general highlighted several areas agencies should focus on when developing IT projects, including creating a badgeless culture with industry partners, better integration of policy and technology and a “ruthless prioritization” of capabilities.
The latest round of updates to HealthCare.gov made the second open season for the Affordable Care Act work a lot better than the first. Now the Inspector General’s office at the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for lessons learned from the development of the web site. Rob Vito is regional inspector general of the Office of the Inspector General for the Health and Human Services Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he shared three major problems with the agency’s approach to building HealthCare.gov.
The second round of open season on HealthCare.gov went a lot better than the first. But problems still lurk behind the scenes of the website, even with the rapid response team the government and the private sector deployed to get the site back on track. Valerie Melvin is director of information management and technology resource issues at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she outlined seven recommendations to help CMS fix the lingering issues with the system.
We’ve gone through the first 400 bills in the new Congress to pull out those you’ll want to watch, from a measure to kick political appointees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan to three that embrace across-the-board spending cuts.
It took five requests and a subpoena for Todd Park to finally appear before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Oversight. But yesterday’s hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov never did get to the bottom of the former federal chief technology officer’s involvement, what he knew and when leading up to the October 2013 launch. Federal News Radio’s executive editor Jason Miller explained the hearings highlights on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.