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‘Cybersecurity is my absolute top priority’: DoD CIO on zero trust, modernization, data

The Defense Department’s chief information officer acts as a principal advisor to the secretary of defense in areas including IT, information management and telecom. Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with John Sherman, DoD CIO and acting chief digital and AI officer, about goals and challenges. “As CIO, with that hat on, cybersecurity is my absolute […]

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Department of Veterans Affairs works to tackle long Covid in veterans through research and treatment

Long Covid is defined as new, returning or lingering symptoms after an initial Covid-19 infection. As the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched several initiatives to study and treat the long-term effects of Covid-19 on veterans. Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant […]

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GAO uses data insights to understand budget and policy implications of long Covid

Long Covid is characterized by new, returning or ongoing health problems at least four weeks after an initial infection. Studies estimate that up to 23 million people in the United States – one out of 14 Americans – have developed long Covid. Tim Persons, chief scientist for the Science, Technology Assessment and Analytics Team at […]

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Improvements made to survey that informs funding and policy for children’s health

The National Survey of Children’s Health is released annually by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It’s used by local, state and federal officials to shape policies on the physical and mental health of children in the United States. Celebrating Women’s History Month, Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with Dr. Reem Ghandour, director […]

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National Risk Management Center works with partners to address biggest risks facing nation

The National Risk Management Center (NRMC), housed within the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), works to identify and address significant risks to critical infrastructure. Bob Kolasky, director of the NRMC, said his organization collaborates with partners from industry and state and local government to determine and address the most significant risks facing the United […]

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Data strategy, earmarks among major federal news stories of 2021

This past year, the federal government saw many iterations of policies, programs and initiatives, all with the goal of delivering services to the American people. Reporters reviewed some of the top stories from 2021 on “Government Matters.” Jory Heckman, reporter at Federal News Network, said it was a big year for chief data officers, citing […]

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Government can use publicly available data to combat gray zone tactics, international security expert says

U.S. adversaries like China and Russia are stepping up efforts to engage in cyber attacks and disinformation campaigns. Those actions are part of the gray zone, an area of intensifying strategic competition. The increasing frequency of adversarial efforts is revealing cracks in the U.S. government’s data sharing and analyses. Emily Harding, deputy director and senior […]

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Government has made ‘incredible progress’ in transparency of spending data, GAO determines

USAspending.gov is a public website promoting federal spending transparency, but the data behind that transparency is limited. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has made recommendations to enhance data quality and processes on the site. Michelle Sager, managing director of strategic issues at GAO, said agencies have made “incredible progress” in the past few years but […]

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