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    Internal HHS Memo: Some FDA Employees Will be Exempt From Trump Hiring Freeze

    An internal memo from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) obtained by Focus on Thursday reveals that a number of positions at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), particularly within the Office of New Drugs, will likely be exempt from President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze. The memo , sent from Colleen Barros, acting deputy secretary at HHS, to staff division heads and operations division heads on 6 February, notes that HHS has a resp...
  • White House Wants Agencies to Develop Mobile Technologies, Open APIs

    • 25 May 2012
    A recent memo from the White House to the heads of executive departments and agencies directs them to immediately begin implementation of a new "digital strategy" aimed at making governmental information more readily and easily accessible to citizens and stakeholders. The 23 May memo outlines the government's new information accessibility strategy, contained in an accompanying report entitled, " Digital Government: Building a 21 st Century Platform to Better Serve the A...