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Hospital CIOs To Increase IT Spending In 2011


Hospital CIOs overall are focusing their IT investments this year on EHR systems, followed closely by digital imaging systems. Telehealth and mobile applications were also among the CIO’s spending plans.

Mostashari recent comments offer snapshot of ONC leadership

Mostashari said recently that ONC will stay steady in its path but is aware that “nothing stays still, and certainly not in health IT.”

Taking Advantage of the New Simplified Acquisition Threshold


The increase in the SAT increases opportunities for small businesses. During FY2010, twenty federal agencies issued more than 585,000 Simplified Acquisition contract actions totaling $9,442,964,485. Are you getting your share of these?

Cyber Costs Climb


Estimates on how much the government spends on cybersecurity range from roughly $2 billion to $8 billion a year, depending on how one defines cybersecurity and its range of applications. Some analysts predict costs could grow 5 percent to 8 percent annually during the next several years.

CDC increases competition with $5 billion IT contract


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has signed a $5 billion deal with 30 vendors that will compete for information technology work during the next decade, CDC officials said on Thursday.

Security a bright spot in IT spending

IT security

Security spending may have slowed, but it still outpaces spending in other segments.

Researchers will have access to ‘real-world’ data on cyber-attacks across the Internet


The Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is planning to gather “comprehensive real-world data” about cyber-attack phenomena, so it can make those data sets available to an estimated 200 different research organizations attempting to develop products and technologies that can better protect the nation’s computing infrastructure.

GSA fast tracks requirements for FedRAMP


The General Services Administration is in the final stages of shoring up the requirements for a governmentwide program to certify and accredit cloud computing products and services.

Lockheed Martin Wins $9 Million HHS Contract


Lockheed Martin has announced that it has won two contracts worth a total of $9 million to help the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN) advance digital health records and secure health information exchanges.

NIH kicks off $40 billion follow-on contract for IT services


The National Institutes of Health kicked off on Tuesday one of the largest information technology procurements in the federal government: a 10-year governmentwide Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 contract valued at $40 billion.