For government at all levels, having a chief data officer could help put data to better use. That’s according to Jane Wiseman, a fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School. She discussed her research on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Tune in to FEDtalk this Friday to learn how federal agencies are using data visualization techniques to better educate the public on what they are doing and to improve government transparency.
March 24, 2017
Maybe President Trump should give his 30-day cybersecurity review a little more time now.
The Justice Department’s Office of Information Policy is constantly fighting an uphill battle to improve federal agencies’ responses to FOIA requests.
An ongoing court battle over a $182 million contract for Recreation.gov service hasn’t stopped the team behind the government site from thinking big, at least when it comes to federal lands and waters data.
The Small Business Administration’s CIO says her first year at the agency will be focused on improving the SBA’s website, migrating data to the cloud, and building up a digital workforce.
More than 80 Twitter accounts claiming to represent various federal organizations and employees, many of them national parks, exist in opposition to the Trump administration and its policies.
Officials with the Census Bureau and Forest Service say technology and getting support from upper management and Congress, are some of the challenges they face in accomplishing their agency missions.
Legislation proposed by a House Republican would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency by the end of 2018. Some say it’s political grandstanding, while others suggest maybe it’s time for an update to EPA. But what would it take to dismantle a large federal agency?
Freedom of information advocates say the recent uptick in FOIA requests is due to a combination of current events and interest in the presidential transition. But the growing interest does mean an additional burden on already short-staffed FOIA offices.
Accountability, leadership support, strategic intent, and a sense of urgency are what one FOIA leader said are the keys to a successful information office.
Initial shock and online backlash after a handful of federal agencies were handed down communication directives has given way to backtracking and also encouragement for federal employees to stand up for open government and whistleblowing.
Dr. Steve Bennett, director of Global Government Practice at SAS, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss advanced analytics, insider threats, data optimization, cyber analytics and big data. January 24, 2017
Before leaving the Obama administration, Tony Scott, the federal CIO, released a report for the next administration to better understand the past, current and potential future of technology in agencies.
Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) is urging a handful of large agencies to quickly move forward in their efforts to roll out the DATA Act by the May 2017 deadline.