Greg Slabodkin

Biography for Greg Slabodkin

For more than 15 years, Greg Slabodkin has written about medical information technology for several tech trade publications, with a brief stint in corporate communications for a large medical device manufacturer. He was nominated for a Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and is the recipient of a Post-Newsweek Business Information Editorial Excellence Award for his news reporting. Follow @Slabodkin on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Greg Slabodkin

CMS not addressing EHR vulnerabilities, says OIG

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and its contractors have paid little attention to addressing potential fraud and abuse vulnerabilities in electronic health records, according to a report from Health and Human Services Department's Office of Inspector General. 

White House solicits input for follow-on Open Government plan

The Obama administration is seeking the public's help in developing a second National Action Plan on Open Government, states a White House blog post. The administration poses a series of questions for public response by September 23. At a later date, the White House said it will provide an online a summary of the submissions received from the public.

Google, Microsoft pursue transparency lawsuit against government

Google and Microsoft are suing the federal government for permission to publish the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requests the companies receive. However, recent negotiations between the tech giants and the Justice Department haven't resolved the legal battle, according to a Microsoft blog post.

DOE confirms July 2013 cyber incident impacting 53,000 employees

The Energy Department office chief information officer has confirmed that a cyber incident in late July resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of personally identifiable information of approximately 53,000 past and current federal employees, including dependents and contractors.

GAO identifies potential duplication, overlap in jammer program

The Defense Department should continue to assess potential duplication and overlap as the Navy's $7 billion Next Generation Jammer program moves forward, finds a Government Accountability Office report (.pdf). NGJ is expected to provide the Navy with airborne electronic attack capabilities that will support all military services.

Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange

Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published research from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Army finishes migration to DoD enterprise email

The Army announced that it has completed its large-scale migration of more than 1.4 million unclassified users and 115,000 classified users to the Defense Information Systems Agency-managed enterprise email, one of the service's highest priority IT programs.

TIGTA: IRS software license management inadequate

The Internal Revenue Service is not adequately performing desktop and laptop software license management and is not adhering to federal requirements and recommended industry best practices, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

NSF awards grants totaling $20 million for cybersecurity research

The National Science Foundation has made three large "Frontier" awards worth almost $20 million to support collaborative, multi-university research and education activities in the area of cybersecurity, according to an agency announcement. The awards are funded under NSF's interdisciplinary Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program.

White House issues guide to help agencies comply with Open Data Policy deadline

supplemental guide to the White House's Open Data Policy has been released providing additional clarification and detailed requirements to assist agencies in carrying out the objectives laid out in a May 9 memo and executive order.