John Curran

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John Curran is MeriTalk's Managing Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.
New job hired workforce employee-min

A virtual job fair organized today by Tech to Gov in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is targeting a wide range of Federal government technology and related positions as part of the government’s goal to restock its tech ranks amid a slowdown in hiring by the private sector.

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health

A top Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official in charge of preparedness and response said today that the agency is interested in the development of automated patient reporting technologies to boost the government’s ability to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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telework

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., introduced legislation on Jan. 11 that would roll back Federal agency telework policies to their year-end 2019 levels, and require agencies to justify any future changes in telework policies through reporting to Congress.

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Cybersecurity

The United States and Finland tied for the top ranking on the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) International Innovation Scorecard released on Jan. 5 at the trade group’s CES 2023 technology conference in Las Vegas.

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White House

The White House this week hit the refresh button on dozens of nominations left over from 2022 and even earlier, including several for officials that may have big impacts on the Federal technology and workforce fronts if their nominations are cleared by the U.S. Senate.

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FedRAMP

Illumio, a provider of zero trust segmentation (ZTS) technologies, said today that its Illumio Government Cloud offering has received FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) In Process designation at a Moderate Impact Level, under the sponsorship of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General.

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John Curran
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