Health care wearables are gradually becoming an integral component of patient care, with an influence on remote patient monitoring, wellness program development, treatment of chronic disease, and more. […]

The Department of Health and Human Services announced two cooperative agreement funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization for the health care and public health sector. The goal of the ISAO is to use information sharing as a means to strengthen response to health-related cyber threats.






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The Democratic National Convention, which meets in Philadelphia this week to nominate the party’s presidential candidate, released its party platform that deals with technology issues including broadband, open Internet, privacy, education, and cybersecurity.






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Technological capability in government is on the decline, according to Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel.
He spoke in support of nominee Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention and addressed the disparities between government and Silicon Valley when it comes to technological innovation.






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The Superpublic Innovation Lab – announced earlier this year – is now open in San Francisco. The lab seeks to foster innovation and progress for the city through cross-sector collaboration, bringing down the walls among academia, state, and Federal government leaders.






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The Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education published a letter to institutions emphasizing their obligation to protect student financial aid information from unauthorized disclosure or access.






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This summer we’ve been taking a look at TED Talks that everyone should watch over break–from teachers and parents to college students. This week, we have top TED Talks that parents should watch before the next school year.






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Campaign managers who urge politicians that they have a certain state’s unwavering support can now use data analytics to detect cities and even individuals within those states who may not back the candidates.






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The Republican Party platform, released during the convention in Cleveland that chose Donald Trump as the nominee, explains the party’s views on technology including broadband expansion, net neutrality, cybersecurity, education, and health care.






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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration hosted an industry day to address companies’ questions regarding DHS’s Request for Information regarding mobile threats and defenses.






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Many members of Congress can agree that IT modernization is an important problem in need of a solution, but there is less agreement on how exactly to go about it. In the past four months, two separate bills have been introduced in the House, which aim to improve and fund future IT modernization efforts: the IT Modernization Act and the MOVE IT Act.






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Federal agencies need to adopt a standardized taxonomy for their data, according to authors of the report “Accelerating the Mission: Recommendations for Optimizing Federal Technology Cost and Value in the Age of FITARA.” The report proposes a set of Technology Business Management guidelines that would help agencies communicate with each other, Congress, and the private sector more effectively.






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MeriTalk is running a series taken from a book-length work authored by a senior Federal IT official currently working in government. This is one part of an extensive, firsthand account of how IT decisions are made, the obstacles standing in the way of real change in government technology management, and what one career Federal IT employee really thinks about the way government does IT.






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The House and Senate Intelligence Committees each passed restrictions on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board that would restrict its funding, give it jurisdiction only over the privacy of people in the United States, and force it to report to the agencies that it’s overseeing.






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BlackBerry received approval for its phone management system and latest phone model to be used by the Department of Defense and its crisis communication software to power the Sergeant at Arms’ Joint Emergency Mass Notification Systems for five years.






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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights recently released new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidance on ransomware.






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No one has attended an introductory physics lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 15 years.
In the fall of 2001, MIT opened its first classroom under the Technology Enabled Active Learning initiative. The university has been using this active learning system for its introductory physics classes ever since.






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