NIH is ready to build a clinical info system

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a six-year, $32 million contract to Computer Sciences Corp. to develop the Clinical Research Information System.

Cloud & Infrastructure

USAID site helps companies go global

A federal Web site is helping businesses become multinational, even if they don't have multibillion-dollar portfolios.

Justice, Treasury award $3 billion data-sharing contract

The Justice and Treasury departments have joined forces on an end-user communications procurement for their law enforcement agencies. Called Project 25, the procurement will include portable radios and portable repeaters and base stations.

VHA looks to standardize its medical records

The Veterans Health Administration is looking to set data standards and is tinkering with the design of its national health data repository as it proceeds with the modernization of the nation's largest health information system.

VA signs $225m software task order with HP

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CDC sets deal for nationwide health network

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded a $511 million, seven-year contract to TRW Inc. to develop and support information systems for public health research, surveillance and intervention efforts nationwide.

Cloud & Infrastructure

HUD site changes for users

Government for the people is exactly how the Housing and Urban Development Department views its Web presence, which began with the launch of <a href="http://www.hud.gov">www.hud.gov</a> in March 1995.

VA sets a $225 million deal with HP for Microsoft software

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a $225 million task order to Hewlett-Packard Co. for Microsoft Corp. software for PCs throughout the department.

USDA speeds toward e-filing

More by congressional prodding than by choice, the Agriculture Department finds itself among the front-runners of agencies working to meet the requirements of the Government Paperwork Elimination Act.

NIH taps SRA to test new technologies, data modeling

The National Institutes of Health has awarded SRA International Inc. a six-year, $7 million follow-on task order for IT consulting services.

Cybersecurity

VA's CIO takes over bureaus' systems

With expanded authority over the systems domain of the Veterans Affairs Department, CIO John A. Gauss has identified two initial priorities: cybersecurity and IT investment oversight.

TSA starts from scratch on office systems setup

The Transportation Security Administration has begun to put its IT shop in order.

Charbo tapped to be Agriculture CIO

Scott Charbo has been named the new CIO at the Agriculture Department. He takes over from Ira Hobbs, the department's deputy CIO, who has been acting CIO for 18 months.

VA sets plan for securing nets at sites nationwide

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded an 11-year, $103 million contract to a five-company consortium to secure VA networks nationwide.

IG report calls IRS' tracking of its PCs shoddy

The IRS cannot account for an unknown number of the 6,600 desktop and notebook computers it has loaned to volunteers who help low-income, disabled and senior citizens prepare tax returns, an audit has found.

USDA begins training CCE staff

The Agriculture Department has awarded SI International a six-month, $1.4 million contract to provide training to employees during the transition to the department's common computing environment.

Next NIH system to support research

The Medical Information System, which handles clinical care data at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., was a landmark system when first implemented in 1975.

Principi orders VA IT overhaul

Veterans Affairs secretary Anthony Principi is no longer asking the department's agencies to change, he's telling them.

Treasury to cut its IT staff by 40 percent

The Treasury Department intends to cut nearly 40 percent of its IT staff and outsource some management functions.

TSA gets OK to begin IT project

The Transportation Security Administration last week issued the first two task orders under the $1 billion Information Technology Managed Services contract awarded this month to Unisys Corp.

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