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Decentralize Information Technoligy and Computer Security Services

Within CDC, information technology and information security have been centralized in Atlanta. The effect of this is a chronic and marked deterioration of support and service for organizational units having mission requirements for a high level computational support. Computational fluid dynamics, an engineering discipline, and computational chemistry, used to assess toxicity, are examples in the fast-paced developing... more »

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Using social networking technolgy to identify other government workers who have programmatic overlap.

Federal workers frequently are unaware of other workers in their own or other agencies who have programmatic overlap. Use of computerized social networking technology to create a smart directory which would allow users to identify persons with common work goals could possibly reduce redundancies in government, promote institutional memory, and enhance the distribution of expertise. A federal worker could fill out a profile... more »

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Use ATM-like smart cards to facilitate the transfer of medical information for beneficiaries with Medicare and Medicaid.

Issue electronic health record cards containing pertinent health history information for Medicare and Medicaid recipients, which can be secured in a fashion similar to an ATM card. These cards could be updated after a visit to the physician or other healthcare provider and kept with a patient for use in times of medical emergency. These cards would not have all of the patient's health history on it, however, would have... more »

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Open Development Marketplace | Collaborative Platform for Cross-Government Web & Application Development

New tools & a new emphasis on collaboration demand a shift away from the traditional paradigm of web & application development to a more open & innovative model. By creating an open marketplace, government agencies can collaborate on code development - everything from code snippets to fully-developed applications. All agencies will benefit from this repository of shared knowledge enabling anyone to use, modify and/or... more »

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