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.
Austin Adams, VP of Public Sector at Alfresco, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss how his company is helping agencies with their digital transformations. He’ll also discuss digital trends for federal IT professionals in 2017. January 31, 2017
Kshemendra Paul, who spent six years as the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, recently took a new job with the Homeland Security Department as deputy director for Mission and Strategy on the Information Sharing and Services team in the agency’s chief information officer’s office.
Accountability, leadership support, strategic intent, and a sense of urgency are what one FOIA leader said are the keys to a successful information office.
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) offered his first insights into his management ideas during his two-committee marathon nomination hearings to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget.
The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General issued a management warning to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, telling Director Leon Rodriquez not to restart its use of Electronic Immigration System because of unsolved technical and security issues.
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.
Geoff Orazem, managing partner at Eastern Foundry, joins host John Gilroy to discuss innovative ways to solve IT problems in the federal government. January 17, 2017
Civilian agencies are having to balance progress and setbacks as they work to implement the DATA Act by its May rollout. But financial officials admit the deadline is really a starting point for standardized financial reporting.
The Government Accountability Office issued its 2016 report on federal financial management and once again can’t offer an opinion because of incomplete data from DoD, HUD and NSF.
DataTribe, a new incubator based in Silicon Valley and Maryland, wants to invest in entrepreneurs who are currently working in government.
The National Archives and Records Administration is proposing a rule that clarifies public disclosure of presidential records, and the rights of a current and former president to allow that publication, or to block it.
The Education Department’s College Scorecard aims to give students and their families the most current data on colleges and universities. The information includes everything from location and size, to what a salary might be for a particular program and skillset a student might want to pursue.
Just like weather or traffic apps make it easy to share massive amounts of information with users, the National Cancer Institute is using an application programming interface (API) to connect patients with clinical trial data they otherwise wouldn’t know about.