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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 moveRead… Read more »

NASA Takes in Ideas for Space Apps

NASA recently picked 770 proposals for space exploration hardware and applications from 9,147 participants in an April competition, GCN reported Wednesday. The space agency conducted the event across 48 countries for two days and developers built software, hardware, visualization, mobile applications and web tools, which the agency says will help further its existing programs, accordingRead… Read more »

TechAmerica Unveils Six-Year Federal IT Spend Forecast

The TechAmerica Foundation forecasts federal agencies will spend $70 billion per year on known and unclassified information technology by fiscal year 2019, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. David Perera writes the findings are measured in constant dollars, with civilian IT spending projected to reach $38.3 billion for fiscal 2014 and $39 billion in constant dollars forRead… Read more »

MeriTalk: 74% of Federal Cyber Pros Focus on Data Theft Defense

A new MeriTalk survey of 100 federal government cybersecurity workers says close to three quarters of professionals have put data theft prevention at the top of their list of priorities. Seventy-four percent of those respondents said their top priority was to stop data theft but ensuring a user-friendly experience was the lowest-rated priority, with 40Read… Read more »

Daniel Murdock Appointed SEC No. 2 Public Accountant

Daniel Murdock, former industry professional practice director at Deloitte & Touche LLP, has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission as deputy chief accountant. Murdock succeeds Paul Beswick, who was named chief accountant, and will manage the agency’s accounting group within the Office of the Chief Accountant, the SEC said Friday. The group collaborates with theRead… 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 itsRead… Read more »

DIA Office Issues Draft RFP for $6B Intell Services Contract

The office responsible for the Defense Intelligence Agency‘s contracting functions has released a draft request for proposals for a potential five-year, $6 billion contract covering information technology services for defense and intelligence agencies. Large and small businesses will be considered for the Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise program and teaming arrangements are beingRead… Read more »

Nuclear Agency Chairman: We’re Closed

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has run out of funds to continue operations and will be forced to close down Thursday until it receives a new appropriations measure. Ninety percent of the NRC’s budget comes from collected fees that must be deposited in the U.S. Treasury and Congress must pass a new funding measure for theRead… Read more »

DFAS: Troops to Receive Mid-Month Pay Despite Shutdown

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service says all military service members will receive their salaries and allowances for the current pay period by Oct. 15, Military Times reported Tuesday. Andrew Tilghman writes DFAS started processing the mid-month payroll as the Pentagon works to interpret a federal law that guarantees military pay during the shutdown. ARead… Read more »

Commerce Picks 3 Vet-Owned Firms to Support FirstNet

The Commerce Department has awarded a $67.2 million blanket purchase agreement to three companies for technical services to support a future nationwide communications network for first responders. Information Management Resources, Redhorse Corp. and Windbourne & Costas won their positions on the BPA to support FirstNet through a competition reserved for service disabled, veteran-owned small businesses,Read… Read more »