Advice for Industry on Managing the Impact of COVID on the role of Federal CIOs/CTOs
The role of the CIO/CTO will change forever as a result of the recent impacts associated with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. A new book by Gregory S. Smith, a recognized IT executive with 30 years of experience managing complex IT and business systems explains “industry trends” for both Federal contractors and Federal officials and provides advice for industry on how to think strategically to move their ideas forward.

Realizing the Potential of Federal IT Modernization
With high IT modernization project failure rates, the risks of “getting it wrong” are significant. In this interview, Kyle Tuberson, Public Sector CTO for ICF, a global consultancy and leading provider of digital modernization services to the Federal Government, discusses how agencies can successfully modernize their systems to advance – and accelerate – mission outcomes.

Insight from a Growing 8(a) and this year’s SBA Small Business Person and Prime Contractor of the Year honoree
We caught up with Tarandeep Bawa, winner of this year’s Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Person of the Year Award for Maryland. Tarandeep is the President and CEO of ITegrity, which was recognized with the Mid-Atlantic Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for 2022. Tarandeep shares his insight on the opportunity of 8(a), partnering through mentorship to ensure success, growth plans, and the importance of giving back.

Four Keys to Success for Federal Healthcare Data Modernization
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the pressing need for Federal Healthcare agencies to become more proficient at collecting and analyzing patient data to better inform Healthcare decisions and improve policy making. Whether the goal is pandemic responses, understanding health disparities or to bring more efficiencies in Healthcare administration, the timely collection of electronic health records (EHR) — and rapid exploitation of that data — is critical.

The Federal Government’s Move Towards a National Healthcare Database
This interview with David Dastvar (Chief Growth Officer, Eagle Technologies), Kelli Bravo (Vice President and Global Industry Market Lead, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Pegasystems), and Linda Hermer (Director of Research, Eagle Technologies) discusses the nation’s fragmented health data systems and its consequences and potential solutions to rectify gaps in these systems for improved population health.

2022 FedHealthIT Innovation Award Winners
The 8th Annual FedHealthIT Innovation Awards recognized and honored the Federal Health technology and consulting community by celebrating programs nominated and selected by their peers for DRIVING INNOVATION and RESULTS across the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Health, Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Contract Data Point of Interest: A Look at CMS
The fiscal year was halfway complete at the end of March, but that doesn’t mean that CMS is halfway through the FY 2022 awards. Here’s what the comparative data is showing through 6 months of FY 2021 and FY 2022.

Q&A with Kevin Seeley: Innovation, Responsiveness, and Increased Agility is Needed in HIT
Kevin Seeley, former deputy CIO at DHA, recently shifted from a hands-on Military career to GDIT as Vice President of Strategic Programs, Military Health. With his vast experience and a few months under his belt at GDIT, Kevin dives into the past, present, and future of his career sharing his lessons learned and experience.

The Missing Link – Solving patient privacy protection and data linkage challenges for the National Public Health Data System
This article describes a central challenge in creating the National Public Health Data System (NPHDS) and provides recommendations to include replacing Personal Identifiable Information (PII) with a unique but persistent universal patient enumerator before transferring the data to the central NPHDS repository—enabling the integration of health data on a fully interoperable but privacy- protected basis.

The Impact of Zero Trust EO and the Unique Challenges to Federal Health
In this interview, CGI Vice President, Management Consulting Paresh Patel explains how adoption of zero trust architecture at Federal agencies protects Healthcare data from cyberattacks.

8(a) is a Game-Changer for Small Businesses
This interview with Dr. Rajan Natarajan, President/CEO of Global Alliant, discusses how a company should prepare before they apply for 8(a) status, importance and early challenges for 8(a)s, the significance of culture, starting small and growing fast, and the value of 8(a) to Government.

Catching up with The Children’s Inn at NIH
This interview with Jennie Lucca, CEO, The Children’s Inn at NIH and Todd Pantezzi, CSO, Customer Value Partners (CVP) and Chair of the An Evening For Hope Volunteer Committee, shares an update on The Children’s Inn, changes to this year’s gala, and how industry can get involved in supporting this worthwhile cause.

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