FierceGovernmentIT caught up with Peter Brown, chairman of the IDESG management council, to discuss the latest plenary meeting, the group's vision for an "identity ecosystem" and what happens to the organization when its contract with NIST runs out.
The Office of Personnel Management is monitoring whether the recently reported hacked database at Anthem Inc. has affected any of the 1.3 million federal employees that the health insurer covers.
The Commerce Department would see a a 15.3-percent hike in discretionary funding under President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposal – receiving $9.8 billion, up from $8.5 billion for the current fiscal year.
The rapid growth of health data is helping federal agencies better chart the quality of care being provided and other trends nationwide, but it's also presenting some privacy and security challenges, said government officials.
The Health and Human Services Department wants to get more health information in the hands of clinicians and patients, and it's looking to information technology professionals – both internally and outside the organization – to advance access to health records data.
The roadmap, which was released by the department's National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, identifies ways and actions that providers can take to improve interoperability across different platforms and devices to share information.
Although advocates for municipal open data claim such policies improve the quality of life for urban residents, quantifying such an impact has proven difficult.
The USPS inspector general's audit is one in a series to see how the Postal Service uses data. The agency's general counsel is responsible for corporate and postal business law as well as legal strategy and policy, the report said.
The report summarizes a debate among participants at a November 19, 2013 workshop hosted by the FTC on the topic as well as other submitted public comments. The discussion was limited to IoT devices sold to or used by consumers, not those in a business-to-business context nor machine-to-machine communications.
The Veterans Affairs Department has taken steps to improve a project management process designed to make sure its IT projects are completed and delivered on time, but an internal audit found that accountability and oversight still need to be strengthened.