Posts Tagged: agency

What Is Innovation? Says Who?

Innovation is a broad topic talked about in ways which confuse the subject. It’s also a subject that generates a wide range of reactions. This blog defines innovation and views it through three lenses – customer, organization, individual – to bring into focus what it might mean for you. I like to use a definition… Read more »

Meet the Defense Health Agency Head

Across the country healthcare systems are focused on ways to reduce variation in care, improve patient safety and more effectively use health information technology to improve clinical decision-making and outcomes. The Military Health System isn’t immune to such changes. In fact, within the military, there are additional imperatives for designing an integrated health system which… Read more »

New: Progress Reports on Agency Priority Goals

OMB releases first quarterly progress reports for the 2014-2015 round of agency priority goals. The Obama Administration in 2009 directed agencies to identify a small handful of priorities that they would commit to achieving in a two-year timeframe. This initiative was embedded into the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010. Agencies are required to identify priority… Read more »

DOE Research Issues $30M Funding Round for Electrochemical Power Generation Tech

The Energy Department’s research arm will award up to $30 million in funds to teams of scientists and engineers to develop new electrochemical technologies for power generation. Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy wants the teams to focus on developing intermediate-temperature fuel cells in order to help with grid stability and security and reduce carbon… Read more »

Pentagon Looks to DMI-Fixmo Team for Mobile Infrastructure

Digital Management Inc. has partnered with Fixmo Inc. to help the Defense Information Systems Agency manage and secure mobile devices under a $16 million contract. DMI will use Fixmo’s technology to secure DISA’s mobile devices connecting to the Defense Department’s networks as part of the Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application Store programs, Fixmo said… Read more »

DISA Shutters Ohio, Penn. Data Centers

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to consolidate its data centers and information technology infrastructures as part of efforts to reduce operational costs. DISA moved the operations of its data centers in Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa. into the Defense Enterprise Computing Centers on Oct. 1, the agency said Thursday. This effort is part… Read more »

10K OSD, 2K Southcom Emails Now in DISA’s Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency has migrated more than 10,000 staff email accounts in the Office of Secretary of Defense and 2,000 Southern Command users to the agency’s private, cloud-based email system. DISA intends for DOD Enterprise Email to eventually support more than 4.5 million users and the system currently has 1.4 million users, the… Read more »

New Tricare Agency Opens Its Doors

The Defense Health Agency has assumed responsibility for Tricare, pharmacy benefits, medical information technology and other military-related health programs, Military Times reports. Patricia Kime writes the Pentagon started the new agency as part of a reorganization aimed to streamline operations and eliminate duplicative services. Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, estimates the move… Read more »

RFI Asks Contractors to Demo Defense EHR Tools

The Defense Department is looking to evaluate existing commercial electronic health record technologies as the agency intends to replace its old EHR systems. An Oct. 1 solicitation calls on interested contractors to demonstrate their off-the-shelf EHR systems on Oct. 21 in Washington for the department’s Health Management System Modernization program. DoD aims to replace its… Read more »