VA open to alternatives to Palantir for coronavirus tracking
VA and HHS quickly awarded multimillion-dollar contracts to the Silicon Valley company for its data services at the pandemic's outset citing urgency.
HHS appoints Perryn Ashmore acting CIO, CDO
Ashmore will pick up where José Arrieta, who resigned to spend more time with his kids, left off with major initiatives like HHS Protect.
HHS CIO Arrieta resigns mid-pandemic
José Arrieta oversaw the launch of HHS Protect, the system informing White House coronavirus decisions, but health experts protested the sidelining of the CDC.
HHS procures system for tracking CARES Act health care provider relief
The nearly $10 million contract was awarded under a class justification and approval, which avoids competition, citing the urgency of the pandemic.
CDC exits effort to collect hospitals’ coronavirus data
The agency is no longer involved in the Department of Health and Human Service's increasingly streamlined collection of hospital COVID-19 data.
Maria Roat: Government must become more digital to respond during crises like COVID-19
There are still necessary opportunities to improve things like "authentication and identity management as we interface with our citizens," said Roat.