(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo, visitors wearing mask to protect from the coronavirus walk past a 5G sign at the China Beijing International High Tech Expo in Beijing, China. A much-hyped network upgrade called “5G” means different things to different people. To industry proponents, it’s the next huge innovation in wireless internet. To the U.S. government, it’s the backbone technology of a future that America will wrestle with China to control.  (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

5G a chance for agency improvement — slowly but surely

From a security perspective, the deployment of new equipment, software and virtualized technology to manage communications networks and carrying over some…

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Photos: Modern defense tech on display at Army S&T Symposium

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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

VA wants to make telehealth part of its day-to-day business, but says state licensing laws stand in the way

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Indian Health Service facing data deadline

Acting CIO Howard Hays said the agency is taking advantage of the work VA is doing to update its systems. Indian Health Services borrows heavily from VA\’s…

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Telemedicine offers benefits, risks

While telemedicine may sound like science fiction, it is already a reality, Scholl said. And NIST is working on standards to make the overlaying technology…

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Botswana’s Paperless Hospital

A new hospital in Africa is being called a paperless hospital without borders. Botswana’s Bokamoso Private Hospital is a state-of-the-art hospital that allows patients to get the care they need without leaving the country. The…

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