Congressional Hearing on the Use of Technology to Better Target Benefits and Eliminate Waste

by Jess Kamen, Politico Morning Tech, April 16, 2012

THURSDAY, APRIL 19th — U.S. House Ways and Means holds a subcommittee hearing Thursday on the ‘use of technology to better target benefits and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse,’ beginning 10 a.m. (http://1.usa.gov/IPkeRJ).

From the Committee website:

“Congressman Geoff Davis (R-KY), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means, today announced that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the use of technology to better target benefits and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. The hearing will take place on Thursday, April 19, 2012, in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 A.M.

In view of the limited time available to hear witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. Witnesses will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), as well as other public and private sector experts on the current status of and the potential for technology to improve the administration of public benefits.  However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. …

FOCUS OF THE HEARING:

The hearing will focus on current and future data standardization efforts designed to increase the use of technology to improve the administration of public benefit programs.”

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