GovCIO: Biden’s 2024 Budget Impacts IT Modernization Across Government

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The budget request also asks for $2.5 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) to pursue innovative health research and accelerate advancements for cancer treatment and prevention.

The budget outlines $10.5 billion in discretionary funding for the CDC to modernize public health data systems and better prepare them for future health emergencies. Also, for the first time in many years, the budget asks for $50 million for the Public Health Emergency Fund to ensure HHS has the capabilities to respond faster to emerging public health threats…

During a Tuesday press briefing, Executive Director of the Veterans Health Administration Homeless Programs Office Monica Diaz told reporters that this year VA plans to place at least 38,000 veterans experiencing homelessness into permanent housing and ensure that at least 95% of the veterans housed in 2023 do not return to homelessness.

VA is using the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Homelessness Prevention Screening Tool and data dashboarding to improve tracking and measure success. The agency’s 38k dashboard provides insight into how many veterans each VA site housed in each program and how many veterans were in medical center catchment areas but not yet housed… Read the full article here.



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