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Melissa Harris

Staff Writer/Researcher
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Melissa Harris is a staff writer/researcher for GovernmentCIO Media & Research, where she covers federal health and defense IT.

Prior to joining the team in October 2019, Melissa worked as a technology reporter for MeriTalk, where she covered IT acquisition, Congressional hearings, and federal technology reports and events. She was also was a local news reporter for the New Jersey Hills Media Group, the Editor-in-Chief at The Oberlin Review, and an intern reporter at Homeland Security Today.  

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in history and English at Oberlin College.


The federal health care community is hitting target goals outlined in the Federal Data Strategy.

CIOs from DHA, HHS and CMS give the scoop on how they’re bolstering their agencies’ health IT.

An agency leader described how data has helped mitigate financial fraud and manage grants funds.

2019 was full of new milestones for DHA in its health records modernization, medical treatment facility oversight and more.

Agency CDOs discuss what's in the plan and how it will shift the data landscape across agencies.

Although emerging technologies can benefit the economy, experts argue for diverse solutions to protect workers.

DOD's AI center is helping GSA implement AI across government.

VA and DHA heads prioritize end users throughout the research, development and collaboration going into AI.

VA touts digital experience accomplishments and goals for the year ahead.

The real potential for change is in meaningful implementation of new technologies.

The agency is aiming to complete its first objective toward the new model by the end of this year.

The agencies' collaboration will secure its success with their health care modernization efforts.

The division's upcoming contracts are eyeing rationalization, optimization, cost reduction and optimization.

The health agency is prioritizing these areas amid the many technological solutions DHA seeks.

The federal shared service strategy will impact government in areas such as customer service and payroll.

Increasing focus on the end user is evolving how the agency thinks about digital services.

The Pentagon may lead the world in AI standards with new approaches to artificial intelligence.

Security leaders find value in tactics such as cyber escape rooms over traditional training.

Officials from the VA and beyond engage the community for feedback on their most pressing IT issues.

Partnerships and collaborations will be priorities in advancing supply chain security for information and communications tech.

GSA MAS Program Director Stephanie Shutt breaks down MAS Consolidation efforts and next steps.