Defense Health Agency Seeks Input and Guidance from TechAmerica on the DHA HITS Generation 1 Program

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is seeking input from TechAmerica members on the DHA HITS (Health Information Technology Services) Generation I Program. Specifically, DHA has requested a white paper addressing four different topics identified by DHA and any additional topics industry wants to address. The four topics are Open Catalog Interface (OCI), On-ramp/Off ramping, specifically…

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Treasury Announces Actions to Stem Inversions

Following much anticipation, the Treasury has released a Fact Sheet on corporate inversions, spelling out specific regulatory steps intended to make it more costly and more difficult for U.S. companies to effect a corporate inversion. While Treasury Secretary Lew had urged Congress to enact legislation, Congress adjourned without action, and now the Treasury has stepped…

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Internet Tax Freedom Act Temporarily Extended

The continuing resolution passed by Congress this week will push the expiration date for the Internet Tax Freedom Act (“ITFA”) back to December 11.  It was set to expire on November 1. There appears to be broad Congressional support for continuing the ITFA, which bans federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet access charges,…

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Celebrating 50 Years and an Extraordinary Journey

I can’t believe 2014 marks the 50 year anniversary of the TechAmerica Foundation Vision Forecast Conference! It’s been an extraordinary journey, one that the original founders would be proud to witness. Vision started off as a small endeavor—one that involved 30 to 40 people who examined only a few departments and agencies.  Today, it has…

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  • Why We Need IT Procurement Reform in Local Government

    Why We Need IT Procurement Reform in Local Government Government and vendors alike describe current contracting processes as slow and expensive. In this era of tight budgets, we must transform the way state and local government programs are run, boost effectiveness and efficiency, and radically improve cost control. Achieving those goals requires the procurement of…