Comments for MeriTalk https://www.meritalk.com Improving the Outcomes of Government IT Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:06:34 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Comment on Governments Look to Innovation to Solve the Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/governments-look-to-innovation-to-solve-the-shortage-of-cybersecurity-professionals/#comment-3351 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:06:34 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42064#comment-3351 I don’t see a shortage, I see unfilled positions that often require active security clearances. I have more than the requisite skills and experience, yet more often than not cannot apply for the aforementioned reason.

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Comment on Can DoD, VA Come Together on Health Records? by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/can-dod-va-come-together-on-health-records/#comment-3349 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:52:59 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42567#comment-3349 Even more important is a cloud based system implemented as a DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) secured “system of record” that acts as the “digital twin” of the veteran. EHRs, IoT, etc., would access this digital twin to post data and retrieve data regarding the patient. There are implementations of DLT that would work. Current Blockchain not being one of them. What would be needed is the DLT database tech that can store “canonical” documents agreed upon by DoD and VA. Then EHRs from many parties would be able to access and use the data. VA/DoD would not be tied to just one EHR provider.

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Comment on Can DoD, VA Come Together on Health Records? by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/can-dod-va-come-together-on-health-records/#comment-3347 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:13:10 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42567#comment-3347 Chances of success are slim to none. Bottom line is they can’t achieve their interoperability objectives using 20 year-old Cerner client-server technology. Only a cloud based system can create a single unified patient record that travels with the patient.

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Comment on MIT Student Searches for Team to Develop Smart Gun by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/mit-student-searches-for-team-to-develop-smart-gun/#comment-3338 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:42:44 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=24503#comment-3338 Well done. Keep up the good work Kai

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Comment on Electronic Warfare Moves to the Front by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/electronic-warfare-moves-to-the-front/#comment-3312 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:43:58 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42472#comment-3312 About time…

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Comment on Suzette Kent New Federal CIO by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/suzette-kent-new-federal-cio/#comment-3310 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:34:30 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42191#comment-3310 Can this story be verified? I looked as Suzette’s LinkedIn and did not see any indication that she’s moving to DC or plans to become CIO. Also, no other publication has reported on this.

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Comment on MGT Passed–So What Now? by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/mgt-passed-so-what-now/#comment-3298 Tue, 09 Jan 2018 18:52:30 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42425#comment-3298 Very enlightening.

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Comment on New Year, New Career for DISA’s Alfred Rivera by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/new-year-new-career-for-disas-alfred-rivera/#comment-3280 Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:02:47 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42349#comment-3280 It was an honor to serve under his leadership at DISA in Oklahoma City. He served at a time when Government IT needed the business leadership that he brought to the table. Rodney Walker

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Comment on GAO: VA Makes Progress on Some FITARA-Related Goals but Falls Short on Data Center Targets by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/gao-va-makes-progress-on-some-fitara-related-goals-but-falls-short-on-data-center-targets/#comment-3270 Fri, 05 Jan 2018 23:45:34 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42136#comment-3270 I’d really like to know how much you have to play with the numbers to, or hide information, to think the cost of addition WAN bandwidth doesn’t end up costing more. But hey, nobody can cook the books better than those who are trying to impress others by being the latest industry buzzword’s poster child.

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Comment on How Machines–and People–Can Combat Fake News by Anonymous https://www.meritalk.com/articles/how-machines-and-people-can-combat-fake-news/#comment-3221 Wed, 03 Jan 2018 01:20:34 +0000 https://www.meritalk.com/?post_type=news_post_type&p=42328#comment-3221 Interesting, and timely — would be great to see more on ARL’s research.

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