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Montana celebrates first month of transparency website

Montana’s Recovery Act website just celebrated its first month of reporting its share of the Recovery Act stimulus dollars this week. Funding for the website was passed by the Montana Legislature and signed by the Governor on May 15th, and at the request of the governor, agency reporting will go above and beyond federal requirements set by the Recovery Act.




Mobilizing the 21st century workforce

Amidst the global recession and an increasing fight for skilled employees, several states and the federal government are looking for ways to promote American competitiveness. Microsoft’s State and Local government general manager, Gail Thomas-Flynn, thinks their Elevate America program can help retool America’s workforce.







Balancing access and security in health IT: A conversation with Perot Systems’ John Hummel

John Hummel, Chief Technology Offer for Perot Systems’ healthcare group, believes that by giving patients more control of their medical information and by enforcing stricter penalties for exposed data, a new trend in security will develop. Mr. Hummel sat down last week with CivSource to talk personal health records, information security and the industry’s next big thing.