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VA reboots health record rollout

The VA’s implementation of Cerner’s scheduling solution in the Midwest’s VISN10 region will be followed there by the full Cerner rollout.

Race for Coronavirus Vaccine Pits Spy Against Spy

The FBI warns University of North Carolina and other universities that state-sponsored cyberhackers from China, Russia, and Iran are targeting their COVID-19 research data.

Lessons from a Virus Tracing Dud

The state of Utah paid $3 million plus $300,000 per month to a small technology firm to develop its Healthy Together contact tracing app, which is being used by just 200 people.

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  1. Worth pointing out per the article about the hacking that it isn’t one sided, the US is taking data from these countries as well.
    “American officials insist their own spy services’ efforts are defensive and that intelligence agencies have not been ordered to steal coronavirus research. But other current and former intelligence officials said the reality was not nearly so black and white. As American intelligence agencies try to find out what Russia, China and Iran may have stolen, they could encounter information on those countries’ research and collect it.”

    • While it stands to reason that that hacking isn’t one-way traffic alone, history shows us that a country with valuable intellectual property is a more likely target than one without.

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