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HHS turns to blockchain for novel acquisition model

The Health and Human Services Department is taking a page out of the playbook of major retailers thanks to blockchain. Continue reading

HHS Kicks Off Tour to Entice Startups

At the first “Startup Day” hosted by HHS, officials outlined on the agency’s procurement process and addressed concerns that might scare small businesses away from engaging with the government. Continue reading

How to capture more IT business from HHS in FY18

At $13.8 billion, HHS’s top line IT budget is several times bigger than other large non-defense agencies. And although most of that money goes straight out the door in the form of grants to state and local agencies, the remainder still makes HHS the largest non-defense IT agency in government. Source: How to capture more … Continue reading

In planning for the reorg, Price encourages employees to help him ‘reimagine’ HHS

Previous administrations have acknowledged the oddities of the food safety system. They’ve known for years it’s unnecessarily complicated, but haven’t been able to change it. Continue reading

Fraud Alert: HHS OIG Hotline Telephone Number Used in Scam

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently confirmed that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country. Continue reading

Leaders Share Funding Plans for HHS, Others at Washington Technology Industry Day

Beth Killoran, chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), identified the functional areas where the agency plans to invest: Work force. Cyber privacy. Shared services. Interoperability. Usability. Continue reading

HHS turns to familiar face to be its ‘new’ CIO

Acting HHS Deputy Secretary Mary Wakefield announced Friday that Beth Anne Killoran has been promoted from acting CIO to permanent CIO. Continue reading

NITAAC director on finding your right fit

Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) familiar with the federal contracting process understand that their best access to these contracts is by partnering with a value-added reseller or a systems integrator that has won the contract. Continue reading

Be Prepared to Meet (and Leverage) Federal Contracting Opportunities

To this day, one of my pet peeves is someone trying to sell me when they don’t know me or my company, and have very obviously not made any effort to do so. Continue reading

If ‘To Team Or Not To Team’ Is The Question, Here’s The Answer…

Team by golly! Why? Consider this. Of the $443 billion in FY14 obligations reported to FPDS-NG: Fifty-one percent were to single and multiple award Indefinite Delivery Vehicles (IDVs), and; 60% of those dollars were the result of modifications to an established contract vehicle, delivery order or task order. For the record, IDVs include: Basic Ordering … Continue reading