• One agency’s search for data, ‘the new gold’

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration collects data using various methods and sources to identify trends and patterns in the well-being of the American public.

  • Don Cox: SAMHSA poised to tackle opioid addiction epidemic

    The nation’s opioid addiction epidemic is just the sort of phenomenon the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration was designed to take on. SAMHSA, part of the Health and Human Services Department, is making a major push to improve its data analytics capabilities. Don Cox, SAMHSA’s chief information officer, talks to Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the scope of this data-related activity.

  • What is SAMHSA?

    Kana Enomoto and Kaitlin White with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will discuss the programs and services provided by the agency to address substance abuse and mental health issues in America’s communities. July 1, 2016

  • House panel: HHS’ lawyers could secure IT networks better than its CIOs

    At the Health and Human Services Department, chief information officers are so concerned with operating IT networks that they skimp on cybersecurity, according to report by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. It says chief information security officers should report to agencies’ top lawyers.

  • Flemming Award honors unique work of feds

    One recipient explains why she’s so proud of her job — and being a federal employee.