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Breaking In: How Tech Entrepreneurs Are Changing Government

Adam Stone | Government Technology | November 4, 2014

For a long time tech entrepreneurs have battered against the ramparts, looking for a way to breach the walls of government with services they believed could further civic aims. They are finally getting through...

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Extremadura Health Care Has Switched To Open Source [Spain]

Gijs Hillenius | JoinUp | June 10, 2014

The desktop computer systems of government healthcare organisations in the Spanish region of Extremadura all rely on free and open source software solutions. Over the past year, close to 10,000 computer workstations in public health care organisations have migrated to a customised version of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution...

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GeekWire Summit 2014, Part 4: How The US Chief Information Officer Saved Tech In Government

Cynthia Andrews | Flip the Media | October 6, 2014

Not so long ago, the US government’s approach to technology was a hot mess.  That’s what I learned from Steven VanRoekel at Geekwire Summit 2014, in what might be his last public appearance as U.S. Chief Information Officer...

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It's Official: White House CTO Todd Park Leaves Post To Recruit Tech Talent From Silicon Valley

Rebecca Carroll | Nextgov.com | August 28, 2014

Todd Park is leaving his job as the second-ever federal chief technology officer to assume new duties -- including recruiting tech talent for government -- from California, the White House confirmed Thursday...

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Major Players Bid For Slice Of Federal Health Records Pie

John K. Higgins | ECommerce Times | September 30, 2014

Four teams of contractors so far have indicated they want in on the DoD's massive electronic health records program. While each of the teams presents formidable resources in healthcare IT, to some degree no group has a complete, ready-to-go, solution, said IDC's Scott Lundstrom...

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Mikey Dickerson: No Paper Pushing At US Digital Service

Jack Moore | Nextgov.com | September 15, 2014

Mikey Dickerson has already bucked Washington convention with his rumpled shirts and notable lack of neckwear.  Now, the head of the U.S. Digital Service, a newly formed White House office responsible for improving government technology projects, is putting the federal IT community on notice: Don’t expect any paper pushing from his office...

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Sending Medicaid to the Cloud

David Raths | government technology | January 12, 2016

Led by Wyoming, states are ready to pioneer MMIS as a service.

The Wyoming state government already has considerable experience with cloud-based services. It uses Google Apps for Government, NEOGOV for human resources and is looking at Salesforce.com for customer relationship management. But as its Department of Health prepares to issue an RFP to replace its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), all eyes in the Medicaid IT sector are on Wyoming because it will be the first time a state has tried to move away from an expensive custom-developed system to an MMIS-as-a-service approach.

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The Guy Who Rescued Obamacare’s Website Has A New Project: The VA

Jennifer Bendery | Huffington Post | May 17, 2016

It was October 2013 when the Obama administration triumphantly flipped the switch on Healthcare.gov, the landing page for the White House’s landmark domestic policy achievement. It promptly crashed. As administration officials absorbed the extent of the catastrophe, they realized they had to go outside the usual government channels to get the site up and running. That’s when they brought in Paul Smith, a politically minded coder with a handful of successful startups behind him...

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VanRoekel Bullish On OMB Digital Service's Potential

Colby Hochmuth | FCW | May 23, 2014

As attention turned to the Office of Management and Budget with President Barack Obama announcing the nomination of Shaun Donovan as director of OMB, the office of the federal CIO at OMB was making a splash for a different reason.  

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White House Introduces New Class Of Innovation Fellows

Rebecca Carroll | Nextgov.com | September 15, 2014

The White House has pulled nearly 30 innovative techies from the private sector to spend a year tackling thorny government problems, introducing the third class of Presidential Innovation Fellows...

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Zillow Speaker Series: Steven VanRoekel, White House Chief Information Officer (VIDEO)

Staff Writer | Zillow Blog | August 27, 2012

When Steven VanRoekel moved to Washington, D.C., to take a job as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission in 2009, it was his first time working for government. The self-described “geek at heart” had worked at Microsoft since college and had never planned on working in public service. Read More »