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VA Oversight Expands beyond Mar-a-Lago members

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano is expanding the committee’s investigation into the influence three of President Donald Trump’s associates may have...

FedScoop: Hurd says new Appropriations role ‘widens focus’ on federal IT

“Will Hurd’s departure from the House Oversight and Reform Committee and its now-dissolved IT Subcommittee won’t hurt oversight of federal IT — it “widens focus”...

Modern Healthcare: Indian Health Service swept up in efforts to boost transparency, oppose Medicare...

“Problems at the Indian Health Service are snowballing as concerns about quality grow and a mishandled investigation into sexual assault allegations are pulling the...

MeriTalk: DHS Challenges AI Developers to Combat Opioid Crisis

“The government has been trying to apply artificial intelligence to combat the opioid crisis, with projects like real-time mapping of the signs of illegal...

DHS, TSA, HHS on Preparing for a Digital Future

“Officials from various Federal agencies are focusing on data-driven approaches, utilizing blockchain, and business-focused functions to brace for a digital future. Officials from the...

Stars and Stripes: New legislation seeks to provide staff, funding, research to help prevent...

“Legislation introduced in the Senate this week aims to tackle the nation’s veteran suicide epidemic by boosting funding, mental health staff, alternative therapies and...

MilitaryTimes: This VA report touts ‘positive outcomes’ from its suicide prevention programs — but...

“A Department of Veterans Affairs analysis of its suicide prevention programs touted mostly “positive outcomes” of the efforts even though they didn’t translate into...

CMS: CMS Updates Drug Dashboards with Prescription Drug Pricing and Spending Data

“Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Drug Spending Dashboards with data for 2017. This Administration’s version of the drug...

FedScoop: Health and Human Services IG sizes up department’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities

“The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General says it instituted an ongoing series of cybersecurity audits on HHS networks in...

The Hill: FDA faces test under new chief

“The newly named acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is poised to take over at a crucial time for the agency,...