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Mary Mosquera

Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.
State & Local

Kundra on deck to be OMB e-gov and IT administrator

Vivek Kundra, the presumptive nominee for OMB's e-gov and IT administrator, brought technological innovations to D.C. government as the city's CIO.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Agencies make headway in reducing Internet gateways

Agencies have reduced the number of their external connections to the Internet from 4,300 to 2,758, and shown progress toward meeting OMB's ultimate goal of fewer than 100 connections.

Data & Analytics

DOT sees future with vehicle integration, hydrogen fuel

Intelligent transportation systems will be a large part of future innovations in highway travel. The Department of Transportation will release its Transportation Vision 2030 soon.

VistA outage effects felt for months

VA will be working for months to restore the integrity of records that were disrupted during an outage of its e-health record system Aug. 31 at 17 medical facilities, VA health care officials said.


Evans: Standard desktop configuration key to network security

OMB officials believe a standard computer desktop configuration will dramatically improve security governmentwide.

Cloud & Infrastructure

VA taskforce Web page asks for service members' input

The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a Web page through which service members may comment directly about their experience in accessing federal services.


CMS awards $292M Medicare data center contracts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded EDS Corp. a $92 million task order as part of its migration to an Enterprise Data Center.

Agencies' share pain of CR's funding limits

Congress passes resolution to fund 2007 at 2006 levels.

Civilian agencies focus on info sharing

OMB has high hopes for Congress to accept e-government.

The big issue for FM LOB

Small agencies see the benefits in shared services, but large agencies don't want to give up their control.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Commerce seeks online hiring system

The Commerce Department seeks a human-resources automated hiring system that is integrated with the governmentwide USAJOBS Web site.


VA missing another hard drive

The hard drive that the Veterans Affairs Department reported missing may have data on 1.8 million people, including 1.3 million non-VA physicians, living and deceased.

EPA awards CGI financial-management contract

The EPA has become the first large agency to migrate to a shared provider under the FMLOB through a contract with CGI Federal Inc.


HHS should lead on health IT privacy, security

The Health and Human Services Department needs to exert stronger leadership in determining how to apply privacy to health IT initiatives, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Cloud & Infrastructure

IRS 2008 budget steps up tax services transformation

The IRS advances its goal to improve taxpayer service and tax compliance through IT in the fiscal 2008 Treasury Department budget.


VA missing hard drive

The Veterans Affairs Department is missing one of its portable hard drives used by an employee at a VA facility in Birmingham, Ala., and it may have been stolen.

Civilian agencies seek better data use in 2008 budget

Civilian agencies plan to more efficiently collect and share data with increases in the IT components of their fiscal 2008 budgets.

Deals & deadlines


IHS practices for pandemic

Mass flu vaccination tests Indian Health Service's common environment for communication, information sharing.

Health info network takes another step

After prototypes share data, HHS gets ready for the real thing.