In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service has started a pilot program allowing digital assistant programs like Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana to have access to public service information.
The Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Counterterrorism Center are two federal components balancing opportunities and limitations on big data.
For the eighth year in a row, the Health and Human Services and Veterans Affairs departments will partner with many private organizations to stage a health datapalooza. Greg Downing, executive director for innovation at HHS, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what HHS will bring to it, and what its goals are.
George Young, vice president, US Public Sector at Elastic, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss open source software and the challenges federal IT officials face in managing all the data produced by their agencies. April 25, 2017
Darcie Piechowski, a social media and innovation fellow with the IBM Center for the Business of Government, explains current and potential ways this emerging technology will improve government services.
Tim Quinn, U.S. Geological Survey associate chief information officer, said the agency has more than 20 applications in the cloud and plans to make self-provisioning a real option.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to work with “non-traditional partners” as it navigates the future of satellite images and big data.
Agencies were scored for how easy it is to find and use email records, established email policies, and employee training. Agencies were also scored on whether there is a low, medium or high risk of not managing email effectively.
This week on Federal Tech Talk, LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly joins host John Gilroy to discuss innovation in the federal government and how his company is helping agencies solve complex IT problems. April 11,2017
The Government Accountability Office recently hosted a panel discussion to talk about how organizations could foster collaboration to use analytics to tackle improper payments. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with Vijay D’Souza, director of GAO’s Center for Enhanced Analytics, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a recap of the event and some of the topics covered.
Under a new administration, the Defense Innovation Board is turning its sights on DoD’s data collection and storage.
One of the original backers of the spending data standardization law, Warner wants to ensure agencies are still complying with the transparency law.
Darren Ash, the chief information officer of the Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency, said over the next eight years, the FSA will make 11 petabytes of data and imagery accessible to its partners.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has finalized a rule requiring companies to file their data using XBRL, which stands for extensible markup language. Mike Starr, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at the financial compliance firm Workiva, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin what this all means.
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.