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Lack of investment, tech are major barriers to better federal customer experience, report says

Although a majority of recently surveyed federal managers say their agencies are providing superior customer experiences, a new report from the Government Business Council and Deloitte Digital said, in reality, they've been hindered by budgetary constraints and outdated technologies.

VA Secretary: Open source is the only way to operate

Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Bob McDonald voiced his support for open source technology July 30, as he outlined a broad reform plan that includes streamlining information technology and taking a more "holistic" look at customer service.

Think tank outlines 12 areas where Congress can help accelerate data innovation, benefit public

The Center for Data Innovation report said Congress can help shape data usage to boost economic growth and benefit the public through improved transparency or more efficient healthcare.

New industry paper recommends policymakers tread carefully in nurturing Internet of Things

As policymakers seek to nurture greater Internet of Things development, they should address issues like competition, standards, spectrum, security and privacy, among others, in a collaborative manner across all market sectors, a new industry white paper says.

New virtual reality therapy helps warfighters with PTSD

Warfighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can relive the trigger events in order to better cope with them through new treatment using virtual reality.

Number of veterans whose personal information was put at risk nearly triples in a month

Between January and February, the number of veterans who had personal information affected by data breaches nearly tripled, according to a new report.

HHS takes a page from Digital Services Playbook with IT acquisition

Mark Naggar turned to the Digital Services Playbook and TechFAR Handbook to help with the competition, resulting in an award in eight weeks rather than the typical six-month procurement with better insight into the winner's capabilities.

Sorry VistA, DoD's health record won't be open source

The Defense Department's next electronic health record will not be based on the open source architecture that supports the Veterans Affairs Department's EHR.

Janus DoD/VA health record viewer to be shared with third-party medical providers

A graphical interface that allows electronic health records from the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments to be viewed side-by-side will be pushed outside of the government's healthcare networks, according to a VA official.

GAO adds IT acquisitions and management as one of two new high-risk areas; list now at 32

The Government Accountability Office has designated information technology acquisitions and operations management as one of two new high-risk areas to a list that the agency has maintained on federal operations since 1990.