HHS starts health data section on Data.gov

A new section on the Data.gov site features 127 datasets, a blog, and a catalog of applications developed to display and analyze health data.

ICF International aids VA public contact programs

ICF International will provide a variety of consumer-related services to the Veterans Affairs Department under a new five-year, $10 million contract through High Performance Technologies Inc.

Opie Taylor helps launch Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Actor and director Ron Howard narrates a video introducing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Move to Drupal means business on Capitol Hill

The House is transitioning to the Drupal open-source content management platform for its 520 websites.

SAIC task order will benefit NIH scientific review program

Science Applications International Corp. will provide software and technical support to the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review under a five-year task order that could be worth as much as $24 million if all options are exercised.

Google watches another cloud deal slip away

As another federal cloud computing contract goes to Microsoft, Google claims the government is unfairly favoring its rival.

Open data is changing health care, panel says

Opening data to patients and outside developers is leading health care toward a fundamental change in how patients get care, panelists said today at the Executive Leadership Council.

GlobalNet snares 3 FDA contracts totaling $81 million

GlobalNet Services Inc. will provide a variety of IT services to the Food and Drug Administration under three recently awarded contracts that have a combined value of $81 million.

CGI to boost capabilities of GSA public info website

CGI Federal Inc. will provide dataset hosting and other IT services to the General Services Administration under a five-year blanket purchase agreement with a ceiling of up to $46 million.

SAIC will help USDA grow its Web site apps

Science Applications International Corp. will provide information technology services to the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency under a five-year task order that could be worth more than $52 million.

CGI contract tackles diabetes care in Ontario

CGI Group Inc. will design, build and manage a chronic disease management system and portal in Ontario under a six-year, $46.2 million contract with eHealth Ontario, a provincial government agency.

SAIC gains $35M task order to aid Naval Surface Warfare Center

Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a five-year task order that could be worth more than $35 million to assist the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division with technical, training and armory management support.

On Independence Day, who was free from techno tyranny?

On the approach of the July Fourth weekend, we asked readers to declare their independence from the oppression workplace tools. See what devices, gadgets and apps they chose to take a holiday from.

Agencies' faulty payments make OMB site hit list

OMB has started a Web site, PaymentAccuracy.gov, to highlight work to reduce improper payments made by agencies.

GSA wants vendor ideas to improve communications

The General Services Administration wants ideas from vendors to improve communication and collaboration.

Cookies may make a comeback on federal Web sites

A Defense official suggests the longstanding ban on cookies on federal Web sites may be lifted.

NOAA interactive map tracks Gulf oil spill

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new Web features a mapping tool that integrates oil spill data from federal and state agencies.

White House advisers soliciting ideas for 'golden triangle' technologies

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology is the latest to create an open government Web platform to discuss what they are calling the "golden triangle" of new technologies.

Calling all entrepreneurs: Your country needs you

Government is harnessing the power of entrepreneurial development to expand access to and increase the value of government information.

DARPA looks for stealthier Internet access

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking technologies to give the military “anonymous Internet communications to bypass techniques that suppress, localize and/or corrupt information.”