Category: Social Security

Social Security, Social Services

Federal CIO says cybersecurity is a top priority for new TMF projects

May 25, 2021

Via: FCW

Recently installed Federal CIO Clare Martorana said on Tuesday that the government was looking for cybersecurity upgrades and digital services as key focus areas in allocating the $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund included in the American Rescue […]

Social Security, Social Services

Biden cybersecurity order tackles software risks in energy, other sectors following Colonial hack

May 13, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Experts say the software supply chain is at the heart of critical infrastructure security, and the executive order is a step forward in shoring up vulnerabilities. “You can’t protect what you can’t see. And too many organizations don’t have a […]

Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

With GOP Back at Helm, Montana Renews Push to Sniff Out Welfare Fraud

February 25, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Montana is considering becoming the latest state to intensify its hunt for welfare overpayments and fraud, a move expected to remove more than 1,500 enrollees from low-income health coverage at a time when the pandemic has left more people needing […]

Social Security, Social Services

After a Decade of Lobbying, ALS Patients Gain Faster Access to Disability Payments

January 21, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Anita Baron first noticed something was wrong in August 2018, when she began to drool. Her dentist chalked it up to a problem with her jaw. Then her speech became slurred. She managed to keep her company, which offers financing […]

Social Security, Social Services

House bill looks to boost COLA for Social Security recipients, federal retires

October 21, 2020

Via: FCW

A bill introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and John Larson (D-Conn.) seeks to increase the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment to 3%, up from the 1.3% announced by President Donald Trump earlier this month. The Social Security adjustment also applies […]

Social Security, Social Services

US cybersecurity agency urges utilities to increase protections, warns of potential attacks from China

October 5, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

According to CISA, China “has a history of using national military and economic resources to leverage offensive cyber tactics in pursuing its national interests.” The agency warned that attacks could target industries considered critical to U.S. national and economic interests, […]

Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Here’s what your Medicare costs could look like in retirement

August 19, 2020


You may already know that your payroll taxes help fund Medicare, which you’re generally eligible for at age 65. That doesn’t let you off the hook for further outlays once you sign up, however. Depending on the particulars of your […]

Basic Services, Social Security, Social Services

New ID policy looks to leverage government credentials

May 24, 2019

Via: FCW

An updated credentialing policy from the White House aims to make PIV cards interoperable across agencies and tap federal identifiers like Social Security numbers to secure digital transactions. Read More on FCW

Social Security, Social Services

Seattle innovation council tackles homelessness, social services in first projects

April 16, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Seattle’s Innovation Advisory Council, created by Mayor Jenny Durkan last August as a way to leverage the region’s technical talent against local issues, has announced seven technology projects it plans to implement. The projects, announced last week, include: An earthquake […]

Public Utilities, Social Security, Social Services, Waste Management

How the Industry is Working to Keep Landfill Workers Safe

March 27, 2018

Via: Waste360

Very serious injuries and toxic exposures at landfills are not common, but the industry remains vigilant, especially with the occurrence of tragedies like last year’s fatality at a Clearfield County, Penn., site where a cell collapsed. It was one of […]