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DOT opens documents from secret drone registration meetings

Under pressure from a Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, lawsuit, the Department of Transportation has opened documents, including a final report, from closed meetings of the Federal Aviation Administration's drone task force.

White House launches new commitments under Precision Medicine Initiative

The Obama administration today unveiled a series of next steps in its Precision Medicine Initiative, which aims to study the health records and DNA of 1 million volunteers.

House committee inquires about agency stingray policies

As more evidence of the use of portable cellphone tracking devices by federal agencies emerges, congressional investigators have asked two dozen departments to reveal their policies for including so-called "stingrays" in investigations.

Spotlight: DHMSM winner acquires company specializing in Epic

Accenture will acquire Sagacious Consultants, an EHR consulting firm specializing in optimization, data analytics and data warehouseing for Epic-related systems.

Leidos, Cerner win 'DHMSM', DoD's $11B electronic health record contract

The winning team, which also includes Accenture Federal and Henry Schein Practice Solutions, beat out competitors, including one team led by Allscripts, Computer Science Corp. and HP, and another led by Epic Systems and IBM.

Experts cut EHRs some slack on information blocking

Barriers to health information interoperability are largely an unintentional side effect of the healthcare payment system and electronic health record companies are gradually improving information exchange, said several expert panelists during a July 23 Senate hearing.

ACLU fears 'mass suspicionless surveillance' via law enforcement drone use

The ACLU has called for rules that limit law enforcement agencies' use of drones when collecting evidence of wrongdoing, for emergencies or other uses where there's no reason to think it would invade privacy.

FBI keeps police mum on use of cellphone trackers

Police use of a device that lets officers zero in on the location of cellphones – and thereby persons of interest or suspects – is being kept under wraps by the FBI, according to a document released last month through a Freedom of Information Act request.

FBI keeps police mum on use of cellphone trackers

Police use of a device that lets officers zero in on the location of cellphones – and thereby persons of interest or suspects – is being kept under wraps by the FBI, according to a document released last month through a Freedom of Information Act request.

EPIC case could define what unclassified records government must turn over

"If the government wins this case, the public will be stripped of its right to access all White House executive orders, directives, proclamations, memos or other correspondence provided to federal agencies – products that often have the force of law," the Project on Government Oversight wrote in an April 21 blog  post.