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HHS IG report on family separation

Inspector general report on US health officials and child separation, 10:55 AM ET, 07 March 20 By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN.

“Senior Department of Health and Human Services officials failed to act on repeated warnings from staff about family separations at the US-Mexico border, and staff members were advised not to put controversial information in writing, according to a HHS inspector general report released Thursday. ” https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/politics/ig-report-child-separation/index.html

The IG report is at https://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-BL-18-00510.pdf

Key Takeaways
+ Poor interagency communication and internal management decisions that + failed to protect children’s interests left HHS unprepared for the + zero-tolerance policy This lack of preparation impeded HHS’s ability
+ to identify, care for, and reunify separated children Care provider facilities faced significant operational challenges at every stage of reunification, causing additional stress to children HHS has taken steps to improve tracking and placement of separated children, but vulnerabilities remain.

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HHS eliminated 36 website domains

Better check your links to MEDLARS, HIV.gov, TheDataWeb.gov, and 33 more HHS websites. They are all gone.

“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has formally notified GSA that it is relinquishing 21 domains. HHS is in the process of relinquishing additional sites and expects to have relinquished a total of 36 sites, 23 percent of the domains owned by the Department per the base GSA survey, by the end of September.”

  • HHS Interim Progress Report, HHS, Web Communications & New Media, Dot Gov Task Force (DGTF) (9/6/2011)

    The allocation of HHS Web resources is currently so fractured that no one knows the total annual Departmental investment in Web-related activities.

    …HHS is an historically siloed entity, and its Web holdings reflect that legacy. The result is a Web experience that is not only antithetical to the concept of customer-centric design but is undeniably wasteful of precious resources. Like and related content is scattered across multiple office and program Websites, and the Googling customer is left to divine what content is relevant. Overcoming this entrenched culture will be the greatest challenge we face.

  • A Brutal Self-Assessment of HHS’ Web Presence, By Joseph Marks, NextGov (10/07/11).