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Katherine MacPhail

Staff Writer/Researcher
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Katherine MacPhail is a Staff Writer and Researcher for GovCIO Media & Research, where she covers IT across federal health and civilian agencies.
Katherine earned her bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of The Oberlin Review after holding the positions of Arts & Culture Editor, Staff Writer and Production Editor. She joined the GovCIO Media & Research team in November 2021.
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, she loves live music, rock climbing and books. 


Following the loss of billions of dollars to pandemic-relief fraud, the White House is elevating efforts to combat other fraud in government relief programs.

The department's national labs are developing new 5G capabilities.

The agency's software chief has a framework for technology's impact on health IT.

A years-long knowledge management effort is helping the agency stay agile with a shifting workforce.

The agency is tackling cybersecurity challenges head-on through its new prototype.

The budget includes a $2.3 billion increase in funding for the agency.

CMS is managing a data-driven effort to improve beneficiaries' quality of care.

The agency plans to modernize its major business processes, such as the claims payment system.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to zero trust, but it requires close attention to tech and culture.

Health equity is a key policy initiative for the CMS, and data as at the core of its decision-making.

Agencies are relying on strategies like data minimization and supply chain risk assessments to protect sensitive information.

Agencies are leveraging teleworking tools alongside in-person collaboration.

Successful IT adoption comes down to winning over your workforce.

A new management supplement to the president's management agenda focuses on strengthening the federal workforce, improving program delivery and advancing equity.

The agency kicked off its innovation competition with new RPA initiatives.

A lab within the Department of Housing and Urban Development is exploring how automation can impact financial and recruiting processes.

The agency made several enhancements to its websites and communication strategies to help consumers access marketplace coverage.

An executive order calls on agencies to implement CDM among other cybersecurity measures like zero trust.

Health care agencies are implementing new technologies for enhanced data exchange.

The President’s Management Agenda identifies IT and data as foundational tools for mission delivery.