Guest column: Presidential Innovation Fellows: a model for impact and change

Adam Dole, a current presidential innovation fellow working on the MyData Initiatives (Blue Button) at the Department of Health and Human Services, discusses in this guest column how the program changed his life — and his future career aspirations.

Safety data takes center stage

Technologists, safety officers, entrepreneurs and government officials gathered at the Agriculture Department on Tuesday for the second annual Safety Datapalooza.

State enrollment of ACA dwarfs that of federal site

Almost three times as many have signed up for health care coverage through state-run health exchanges than through the federal government’s marketplace as part of the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services reported Wednesday.

Top technologists testify on healthcare.gov

The plagued rollout of healthcare.gov isn’t so much a technical issue, but rooted in a larger management challenge and failure to adopt private-sector best practices in launching IT projects, according to testimony heard at the Nov. 13 hearing on the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace.

CTO Park subpoenaed about healthcare.gov

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park has been subpoenaed by a House committee to speak about the ailing healthcare.gov website.

Using tech to fight human trafficking epidemic

The White House is using technology to tackle an age-old issue from a new perspective. Human trafficking is a global problem and one the administration has pledged to redouble its efforts on here in the U.S.

Energy high as health IT week kicks off in DC

With Monday marking the kickoff of National Health IT Week, U.S. CTO Todd Park took the opportunity to bring his trademark enthusiasm to an already-energetic crowd at the Health and Human Services Department.

White House looks to public for ideas on open gov

The Obama administration is developing a second action plan on open government, and it’s asking citizens to help with the task.

US CTO Todd Park on unlocking data and lowering the cost of government

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park discusses in this FedScoopTV interview how projects such as RFP-EZ can help lower the cost of government.

Obama does live social media Q&A with Zillow CEO

One of the most popular conversation topics in D.C. is rent: How much is someone paying, where they got a good deal, how no one can afford to live where they want to.

BREAKING: Former innovation fellow named VA CTO

Marina Martin has been named chief technology officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, replacing former VA CTO Peter Levin, who left the department in March and headed to the private sector.

Former Twitter exec joins OSTP

Twitter lawyer Nicole Wong is joining OSTP as deputy chief technology officer, on the heels of another recent hire, Code for America founder Jennifer Pahlka, who serves as deputy CTO of government innovation.

After hours: Where to schmooze with government techies

D.C. is known for its networking happy hours. Even after the 9-to-5 grind, folks are still gathering at local watering holes to relax with colleagues and talk shop. So where do government techies end up after business hours?

Park on health care: The revolution has just begun

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park on Tuesday gave an impassioned speech to America’s health care innovators, urging them to use newly released government data to fuel a revolution in the country’s health care.

FedWire: Space weather, counterdrug technologies and STEM hearings

FedWire is FedScoop’s afternoon roundup of news and notes from the federal IT community. Send your links and videos to tips@fedscoop.com.

Pahlka named deputy CTO of government innovation

Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director at Code for America, announced May 30 she is joining OSTP to serve as deputy chief technology officer for government innovation under U.S. CTO Todd Park.

Park, Sebelius tout tech benefits of Affordable Care Act

The federal government is witnessing the emergence of a “data-powered revolution in health care,” thanks in part to the money distributed by the Recovery Act, according to U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park.

FedScoop Guide: Digital Government Strategy turns 1

The federal government celebrated the 1-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy on Thursday, highlighting the initiatives and programs developed over the past year. To help make sense of the different projects, FedScoop has created a guide that sums up the progress following the release of the framework.

White House: Project Open Data sees early results

Developers are already heading to Project Open Data, the White House’s public repository hosted on GitHub intended to foster collaboration and promote the continued improvement of the recently released open data policy.

Government contracting for small business made EZ

A request for proposals pilot project, developed under the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program, is starting to gain ground in the small business IT community.

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