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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. 


HHS shared AI/ML use cases to promote transparency and spur innovation at the annual AFCEA Health IT Summit.

Health and civilian agencies expect to build off progress to improve health equity, smarter IT acquisitions and better customer experience through digital services.

A digital tool is helping to visualize actionable data to support decision-making.

The Department of Energy is partnering with the private sector to expand advanced threat monitoring systems in operational technology.

Agencies including NARA, Commerce and State are tackling longstanding issues around shadow IT and decentralized systems.

Researchers at NIH, DOE and the Census Bureau developed new methods for securely sharing sensitive data.

GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan called sustainability investments a "triple win."

ICE is automating and integrating its security processes to stay on top of threats.

Agencies are aligning security and performance needs.

CMS’s 'organizational surge' more than its 'technical surge' was the key to fixing the website.

Government is beginning to adopt AI tools to expedite its obligation of records transparency.

After more than 50 years in government service, Fauci is stepping down as NIAID director and chief medical adviser to the president.

Government is moving toward a more collaborative approach, and higher education is training a multi-disciplinary workforce to meet the moment.

Both NASA and FDIC say government needs to facilitate common language for communication that results in action.

The foundation’s new Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships Directorate is investing in innovation across America.

Peer mentorship and unconscious bias intervention are helping women succeed in the federal workforce.

The future of health care is incorporating more and more hybrid technologies and environments.

Customer-facing services like the CMS provide unique cybersecurity challenges, but the White House's Office of the National Cyber Director is providing new funding assistance.

The department is enhancing the way it shares data, best practices and use cases.

The Food and Nutrition Service is focusing on data before it scales AI and ML capabilities.

The agency is expanding its digital services and community partnerships to streamline the taxpayer experience.

The National AI Research Resource task force is developing a roadmap to expand cyber infrastructure for AI R&D.

Sustainability is coming to the forefront of federal procurement and contracting.

The Office of Justice Programs is using identity, credential, and access management to reduce fraud in federal grants.

The bureau's new reference tool transformed users' information access.

The health agencies celebrated their progress at the annual FedHealthIT Innovation Awards and eyed future advancements in patient accessibility, IT efficiency and research.

The service is using emerging capabilities to analyze billions of data records and detect financial crimes.

Training a cyber-aware workforce can transform end users from potential vulnerabilities into security enablers.

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.