Federal leaders in cybersecurity are finding themselves in the position of trying to guess what the next big thing is going to be and how to prepare for it.
The Office of Management and Budget is reminding agencies what is expected of them as the countdown begins for the DATA Act’s full implementation in May 2017.
The DATA Act will make it easier for the federal government to prepare for the future and help citizens, but before it can do that, agencies need help in meeting the May 2017 implementation deadline.
Senior officials with the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget say the answer of whether or not the May 2017 full roll-out of the DATA Act is more complicated than a simple yes or no.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants to know how well agencies are following the implementation of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act. He asked about three dozen agencies about what resources they’ve spent, what additional help is needed and any best practices that they’ve learned along the way.
Jim Rolfes, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s chief information officer, said he’s looking at cloud and open source tools to address the variety and velocity of data his agency faces.
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Howard Shelanski defended his office against claims from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members that OIRA doesn’t do enough to communicate with other agencies and with the general public.
18F released a draft RFQ and a draft of the agency’s transparency policy it plans to include for its agile BPA. The announcement was made on the second day of Sunshine Week, which highlights the importance of open government.
Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott released a draft open source software policy with a goal of reducing duplicative purchases and taking advantage of industry best practices by sharing reusable source code.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson is scheduled to certify the Automated Indicator Sharing initiative on March 16, which provides a central location for cyber data and a way to share it across agencies and industry.
A report from the Partnership for Public Service and Accenture Federal Services found that data, governance, communication and engagement, and workforce management are the biggest challenges for government agencies trying to improve customer service.
Marc Groman, chief privacy officer for the Office of Management and Budget, revealed the progress made toward updating how the federal government handles privacy and civil liberties as President Barack Obama signs a new executive order.
Don Anderson, assistant director for Analysis for the U.S. Air Force, joins host John Gilroy and explains how data management and data visualization can save your agency money. February 2, 2016
The First Responder Network Authority issued its Request for Proposals for the nationwide public safety broadband network this week. The network will be the first of its kind dedicated to public safety.
Customs and Border Protection has been testing body-worn video cameras for its officers, and has passed along the lessons it’s learned to other agencies.