The Office of Management and Budget weighs in on contracting and grant pilots under the DATA Act.
The federal government is headed toward an electronic records classification overload.
The Department of Energy (DoE) is looking for relevance in a political atmosphere that doesn’t focus so much on pure research as it does on saving taxpayer money
Whether you’re a federal agency or a contractor, cybersecurity has become too important to leave solely to the tech staff. The worst threat these days seems to be the insider threat. Addie Cliffe and Evan Wolff, attorneys with the privacy and cyberscurity group at Crowell Moring, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to offer advice on how to take a corporate approach.
NASA and EPA share concerns for balancing cybersecurity and use of IoT, but how they approach those concerns depends on agency mission — and budget.
A surprising number of initiatives from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations and the Congresses of that era remain alive and relevant in today’s government. Now you can find the Congressional Record from the 1950s online. That’s thanks to a digitizing effort by the Government Publishing Office. Laurie Hall, GPO’s acting superintendent of documents, shares the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Two months after the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation, the DATA Act is proving to not only be a source of financial accountability, but a beacon, platform, and self-help tool for managing government.
Even if your people don’t handle classified information, you can learn a lot from the National Insider Threat Task Force.
These COOs frequently occupy deputy secretary positions that require Senate confirmation, many of which are vacant in the current administration. But it’s the people occupying these offices that are best positioned to make real changes in the way agencies perform their missions.
Census Bureau Chief Data Officer Zach Whitman says among the hopes for the site is to serve as a bridge between users who are more familiar with “data-data” and those more versed in geospatial data.
The Center’s recommendations include establishing an API for legislative data, addressing the LGBT data gap, and requiring corporate data transparency.
When it comes to data analytics at federal agencies, other areas for improvement include access and ownership, and avoiding the habit of sticking to the status quo.
While technology is embraced nearly everywhere, Congress is still a paper-based institution. Seamus Kraft is among those working to expose Congress’ technological handicaps and promote ways to make government more open, accessible and efficient.
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.