It is not uncommon for a federal agency to claim it is data-driven, but how true is that statement? The Securities and Exchange Commission is one example of an agency that uses large amounts of data for up-to-date analyses. Kevin Compher, lead data scientist in the Cloud Strategies and Enterprise Data Platform group within the SEC, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to give a true sense of how much data the agency depends on.
The Government Accountability Office’s two-year assessment found there are gaping vulnerabilities where federal policy and industry standards haven’t kept up with the developing technology.
April Chen, a senior product manager for Iron Mountain, said agencies should start by assessing their current classification schemes and taxonomies to understand if they need to be updated or even rebuilt entirely.
In part two of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, experts say the common spending standards can help agencies with their missions, and are trying to understand what it will take to reach full compliance by 2022.
In part one of Federal News Radio’s special report on the DATA Act, Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget officials say the three-year implementation is going well, while agency managers breathe a sigh of relief even as they prepare for the next step in standardized federal spending reports.
Open government advocates, industry, and agency officials are eagerly looking toward the May 9 implementation date for standardized federal spending information.
The National FOIA Portal will offer a one-stop-shop for people requesting information from any of the federal agencies, and will also serve as a guide for pointing requesters toward information that is already public — thus eliminating extra work for FOIA offices.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, emails revealed through a FOIA request from Judicial Watch show contractors working with HHS had major security concerns days before the site became live.
Larry Allen, long time GSA sales consultant, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why he opposes a new rule put in place by the General Services Administration to keep track of what is sold to the government in order to get the most out of its buying power
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.
Daniel Castro, vice president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation tells Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about why he thinks the government needs to adopt a “responsible disclosure” policy in line with what private-sector security researchers have done.
One of the original backers of the spending data standardization law, Warner wants to ensure agencies are still complying with the transparency law.
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