Category Archive: Health IT

Nov 10

DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW HOW MANY CYBER PROFESSIONALS THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS?

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Nearly everyone agrees there’s a shortage of cybersecurity professionals across government.  But quantifying the precise cyber talent gap remains an inexact science. “We always hear from agencies that they need more cybersecurity people, but they have a very difficult time pointing to what those positions are,” Tim Polk, assistant director for cybersecurity in the White …

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Sep 26

Battle over Internet Regulations is the Civil Rights Struggle of the 21st Century.

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The battle over the nation’s high-speed Internet policy is a complicated one and, if carried out inadequately, could spur a series of unintentional outcomes. That conflict is being fought out at the Federal Communications Commission as it considers the Open Internet issue, sometimes referred to as Net Neutrality. Take it from an engineer with 20 …

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Jun 20

Should an 80 Year-Old Law Apply to the Internet?

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Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of the Communications Act of 1934. The Act was established to regulate telephone, telegraph and radio so that all U.S. citizens could receive basic communication services. It contains seven sections, Title I through Title VII. Title II, the section on common carrier regulation, has been making headlines recently, with some …

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Jun 17

Looking for a Needle in a Haystack

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When you look into all the computers, smartphones, tablets and devices connected to the Internet, you begin to get a feel for the size of the data set from which cyber intelligence is gathered. This subject has drawn a significant amount of interest ever since the Edward Snowden leaks and that is sure to continue …

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Feb 04

Tech Giants Donating $750M for Government Push to Expand Broadband Access

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Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., AT&T Inc.,Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among a group of companies pledging more than $750 million in computers, software and services to support the initiative. The commitments will be added to $2 billion in funds from Federal Communications Commission reserves to support President Barack Obama’s “ConnectED” program. Apple is providing $100 million to disadvantaged schools in the …

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Jan 25

Aetna CEO says Health Care Costs Are Out of Control.

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Medical expenses remain out of control in the U.S., where Americans have an “unsustainable attitude” that ignores the increasing cost of health care, the chief executive officer of insurer Aetna Inc. said. While the rise in medical costs has slowed since the last recession, the U.S. still needs to switch to a “fundamentally different” system …

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Oct 01

Aetna Names Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H. President of the Aetna Foundation

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 Aetna a leading global health care solutions company, has appointed Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., 38, as president of the Aetna Foundation, the company’s independent philanthropic arm, effective immediately. A national expert on health disparities and health care quality, Graham served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during …

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Apr 30

Messaging Apps are Now More Popular than Texting.

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Smartphone instant messaging applications like iMessage and WhatsApp are more growing in popularity and even far outpacing traditional SMS, according to a new study from Informa. In 2012, on average 19.1 billion messages were sent and received each day over the six most popular mobile chat applications, including Blackberry Messenger, Nimbuzz, Apple’s iMessage, KakaoTalk, WhatsApp, …

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Nov 21

A (relatively) Brief Guide to Cisco IT Certifications.

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Cisco IT certifications are often found sprinkling the lists of the highest paying certifications in the industry. If you’re looking at getting certified, take a look at this guide to Cisco IT certifications. Are you thinking about expanding your resume with a new certification? Cisco IT certifications are often found sprinkling the lists of the …

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Nov 02

LISTA Chairman Emeritus and MicroTech CEO Named Executive of the Year.

Award Winning Entrepreneur Recognized at GovCon Awards. LISTA Chairman Emeritus MicroTech’s Founder, President, and CEO, Tony Jimenez, was awarded “Executive of the Year” at the 10th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Gala, more commonly referred to as the GovCon Awards. Presented by the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Professional Services Council (PSC), and Washington …

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