OMB Director Sylvia Burwell Nominated to Lead HHS, Oversee Obamacare Implementation as Kathleen Sebelius Ends Term

Sylvia Burwell President Barack Obama has selected Sylvia Burwell, current director of the Office of Management and Budget, as his choice to be the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, after the White House announced Kathleen Sebelius would be leaving that post. Burwell, a veteran of the Bill Clinton administration who jumped to the public sector after working at McKinsey,...

HP Enterprise Services to Take Over As HealthCare.gov Web Host

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Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has won a contract to take over as web hosting provider for HealthCare.gov in a move that will transition the federal health insurance marketplace to a new data center, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Spencer E. Ante writes that HP Enterprise Services will take in $38 million for the work under the Department of Health and Human Services award and that efforts...

CRGT-Kearney Team Wins HHS Financial IT Support BPA; Tom Ferrando Comments

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Tom Ferrando A team comprising of CRGT and Kearney & Co. have won a potential five-year, $50 million blanket purchase agreement to provide finance-related technical support to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The multi-award BPA covers information technology services for financial systems HHS uses to manage a $900 billion annual budget for more than 300 programs across the department,...

ICF to Continue Support for NIH Grants Facility; Mary Whitley Comments

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Mary Whitley ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) will continue to help the National Institutes of Health manage a facility that monitors federal granting activities under a $72 million re-compete contract. The five-year agreement is meant to support the agency’s operation of the Electronic Research Administration, which reviews and implements about 190,000 grants worth some $30 billion annually,...

HP Names Former VA Healthcare COO Laura Miller a Public Sector Principal

Laura Miller Laura Miller, a former chief operating officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ healthcare system, has joined HP Enterprise Services (NYSE: HPQ) as healthcare client principal for the U.S. public sector. The company said the 30-year public health veteran will work with clients such as the VA, the Military Health System and the Department of Health and Human Services. At...

ICF Wins Spot on $1.5B HHS Substance Abuse Pilot IDIQ; Patrick Coleman Comments

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has won a position on a potential $1.5 billion contract vehicle to conduct pilot and evaluation studies for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The company said it won its position on the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a re-compete. ICF and its team of subcontractors will provide HHS’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

Autonomic Resources, QTS On $20B NIH IDIQ Contract Team; Ben Long Comments

Autonomic Resources and Quality Technology Services are supporting a small business’ work on a potential $20 billion information technology contract from the National Institutes of Health. The companies will help LongView International Technology Solutions Inc. perform task orders for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity governmentwide acquisition contract. This award represents the first...

SRA Wins Potential $60M NIH Customer Service Contract; Paul Nedzbala Comments

Paul Nedzbala, SRA SRA International Inc. has been awarded the National Institutes of Health’s customer service portfolio contract by the National Library of Medicine’s center for information technology, SRA announced Friday. The  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, single-award contract has one base year with four one-year options and is valued at nearly $60 million if all options are exercised. SRA...

CSC Acquires Healthcare IT Firm Specializing in Data Management; Jim Sheaffer Comments

  Jim Sheaffer, CSC Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has acquired healthcare IT business intelligence and data management firm Maricom Systems, Inc for an undisclosed amount. CSC said the move strengthens its support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and enables it to make IT improvements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. CSC said Baltimore, Md.-based...

LMI to Find Practical Cybersecurity Solutions for HHS ONC

LMI won a $1.12 million contract from HHS to find practical methods to increase personal health information security. According to the firm, “LMI will perform work for HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology with the goal of producing a laboratory for health information technology automated security endpoint testing.”

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