Young Bang and a team from Booz Allen Strategic Innovation Group join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to share their expertise on analytics and data science, and how they are being used to better our lives. December 6, 2016
The Office of Personnel Management’s CIO says modernizing legacy IT systems at civilian agencies like OPM is more than just updating software.
The Office of Management and Budget Controller David Mader says the chief financial officers community will handle the presidential transition just fine, thanks in part to the community’s work on budget, shared services, risk management and data transparency.
Matt Howard, executive vice president for Market Development at Sonatype joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how his company can help your agency’s IT professionals put together code in a more efficient manner. November 29, 2016
The FBI is proposing a new database with information on anyone with access to FBI buildings and information systems. The database could encompass not only employees but retirees, interns, contractors, and assignees from other agencies. Jeramie Scott, national security counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that’s too wide a net.
The Million Veteran Program has collected blood samples for genetic analysis from more than 500,000 veterans so far, making it the biggest database of genetic material in the world.
While some agencies have jumped into the big data game without a clear plan for using it, others have been using data to improve their services for a while. One agency has even reached the point where it’s discovered that too much data can be just as much a hindrance as a help.
As far back as 2007, it became common place for federal agencies and industry partners to talk about the need to better align data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the government.
Records management has rarely been a high priority for most agencies, and their practices have had difficulty keeping up with federal requirements.
When the Obama administration transfers 12 terabytes of data to the National Archives and Records Administration, it’ll underscore the importance of federal records and records management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Rob Efrus of Efrus Federal Advisors, for some insight.
Attain CEO Greg Baroni and President Manish Agarwal join host John GIlroy to discuss how their company handles information technology for IT professionals in the federal government. November 8, 2016
The Office of Management and Budget published more guidance for agencies on what and how to report spending information to comply with the upcoming implementation of the DATA Act.
The Agriculture Research Service is gathering information from food manufacturers and improving its database of nutritional information for food items that make it to grocery stores.
Good records management is not only required by law for federal agencies it’s also a great way to cut costs and improve performance. Even in the electronic era, agencies still generate a lot of paper. Someone who spans both eras is Jim Williams, long-time federal IT and acquisition executive and now a consultant with Shambach and Williams. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked him why records management sometimes seems mired in the 1980s.
The Agriculture Department is aiming to create an online database of nutritional data for all the packaged food. It’s called the New Open Data Partnership for Public Health. Dr. Pamela Starke-Reed, deputy administrator for Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality at the Agricultural Research Service, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.